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Public Health Law and Ethics - HSYP811

Public health law is a field concerned with how the law may be used as a tool to improve public health (and conversely how laws may negatively impact upon public health) It requires thought about what issue needs to be addressed, as well as the legal and regulatory strategies, and enforcement approaches that may be adopted to achieve public health goals. In this unit we consider laws that exists to govern and improve overall public health in a variety of contexts at Commonwealth, and State and Territory levels in Australia. Students will also consider debates about the proper role of law in protecting the public’s health, as it becomes apparent that a key theme within public health law is the balancing of private rights and interests against the rights and interests of the public generally to enjoy good health.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Medicine and Health Sciences staff

Admission to MPH and HSYP801 and HSYP802 Prerequisite Information


(HSYP803 and HSYP804) or (HSYP805 and HSYP806)

Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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