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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the current national and international legislation related to the conduct of biotechnology research and product development;
- critically review and analyse the effectiveness of domestic law governing biotechnology including theoretical underpinnings, policy directions, regulation and legal outcomes in this area;
- use initiative and judgement in identifying legal issues associated with fact based scenarios and demonstrate an ability to employ the skills of legal research and the application of legal principles governing the use of the biotechnology law to resolve complex issues for all interested parties; and
- demonstrate a well-developed ability to present clear, coherent and well-reasoned and persuasive legal arguments that are based on critical analysis, synthesise, professional judgment and research skills as solutions to complex biotechnology law issues.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
and one of
- UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law
- UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution
- UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) or Bachelor of Legal Studies. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Multifaceted problems are raised by biotechnology, most of which revolve around the genetic modification of life. Wide ranging issues include the acceptability of patenting life forms, the monopolisation of basic food production with genetically modified foods, the risk and allocation of risk with the introduction of modified materials into the ecosystem, cloning and stem cell use. Professionals working in the biotechnology area need to be familiar with these legal, scientific and business issues that arise out of this developing area.
Assignment 1: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Presentation. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Discussion Group. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Research Essay (50%)
- Discussion Group (10%)
- Presentation: 30 mins (40%)