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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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Doctor Lisa Eckstein
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

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

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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50 credit points of Introductory units - to do this unit it is recommended that you have completed LAW107

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