Courses & Units

Law and Ethics of Health Care LAW695

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

Introduction

This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in healthcare delivery. The unit is interactive and multidisciplinary 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

Summary

Unit name Law and Ethics of Health Care
Unit code LAW695
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Doctor Rebekah McWhirter
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • To describe legal rules and ethical principles relevant to healthcare delivery
  • To apply these rules and principles to construct legally and ethically persuasive arguments for reform of healthcare delivery practices
  • To undertake original research using primary legal materials as well as medical, legal, and ethics journals
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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 - Administrative Law) AND ((LAW251 - Contract Law AND LAW252 - Foundations of Private Law AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law AND LAW254 - International Law AND LAW255 - Legal Reasoning AND LAW256 - Torts AND LAW250 - Constitutional Law) OR (LAW205 - Constitutional Law 1 AND LAW221 - Contract Law A AND LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW225 - Criminal Law A AND LAW226 - Criminal Law B) OR (LAW221 - Contract Law A AND LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW351 - Criminal Law A AND LAW352 - Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law)

Teaching

AssessmentAttendance (20%)|Assignment (30%)|Essay (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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