Courses & Units

Law and Ethics of Health Care LAW695

Note:

Semester 2 Off campus offering is only available for outbound exchange students studying an equivalent unit overseas on approved international exchange.

Introduction

This unit examines the relationship of law and ethics to the delivery of health care and the conduct of biomedical research. The unit takes an international comparative approach with particular reference to law, policy and current issues in Australia, the UK, Canada and the US. Key topics will include: legal foundations of health care; negligence and patient safety; consent to health care; privacy and confidentiality of health information; genetics; human reproductive technologies; public health, including infectious and chronic disease control; allocation of health care resources; research involving human participants; and decision-making at the end of life.

Summary

Unit name Law and Ethics of Health Care
Unit code LAW695
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Lisa Eckstein

Teaching staff

Dr Lisa Eckstein

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

About Census Dates

Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
3 090999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW254 AND LAW255 AND LAW256 AND LAW252 AND LAW253 AND LAW250 AND LAW251 OR LAW224 AND LAW205 AND LAW226 AND LAW221 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW225 OR LAW351 AND LAW352 AND LAW221 AND LAW224 AND LAW253 AND LAW222 AND LAW223

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Seminars 1 x 2hr and 1 x 1 hr each week.

Assessment

Law Reform Submission (35%) 3,500 Word Essay (45%) Discussion Board and Seminar Participation (20%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

RequiredNone

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.