Courses & Units

Law and Ethics of Health Care LAW296




Decisions about the development, delivery, and funding of healthcare, both within Australia and globally, will affect every member of our society. This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in healthcare, including the conduct of healthcare practitioners, development of new technologies, and public and global health law. The unit is interactive and multi-disciplinary in nature drawing content from law, ethics, and medical sciences. Throughout the unit, students will explore the potential and limitations of the law for addressing morally and politically contentious issues.


Unit name Law and Ethics of Health Care
Unit code LAW296
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Dr Lisa Eckstein

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 31/5/2021 9/6/2021 21/6/2021 11/7/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and explain legal rules and ethical principles relevant to healthcare delivery.
  2. Apply these rules and principles to construct legally and ethically persuasive arguments for reform of healthcare delivery practices.
  3. Undertake original research using primary legal materials as well as medical, legal, and ethics journals.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090999 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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50 credit points of Introductory units

It is recommended that you have completed LAW107 Foundations of Law


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:




Legal rules and principles Test, 1 hour (25%), Research Skills test, (25%), Law Reform Submission, 3500 words (50%)

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