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Public and Global Health Law - LAWS821

As a result of increased globalisation, domestic and global health issues and challenges have become increasingly interconnected. This unit examines how domestic and international law serve as important tools in the quest to prevent injury and disease by lowering health risks among populations. Students will learn about the principle domestic and international legal instruments, regulatory strategies, and enforcement approaches that exist to improve overall public health in a variety of critical contemporary health related contexts. Consideration will also be given to the important role other actors, such as intergovernmental organizations (eg, the World Health Organisation), business and civil society, may play in promoting and protecting health. The unit will examine communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases, as well as bioterrorist risks.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Mr George Tomossy

32cp in LAW or LAWS units at 600 level or above including (LAWS601 or LAW891Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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