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Health Law and Ethics - LAWS571

This unit introduces students to health law and ethics in Australia. Duties, obligations and responsibilities that arise in the context of the health practitioner-patient relationship will be examined, as well as areas of health law that pose ethical and/or regulatory challenges. Three broad areas of focus include: 1) legal concepts and areas of law integral to health care treatment (consent, negligence, criminal law, and management of health care information); 2) applied health law/ethics regarding preconception, conception and birth; end of life; and research involving humans 3) broader systemic regulation and health care issues (regulation of health care practitioners, public health, and mental illness/ disability). Interrelationships between, law, policy, ethics, regulatory theory, and other areas are explored.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Mr Uchechukwu (Uche) Ngwaba

24cp in LAW or LAWS units including (LAW314 and (LAWS217 or LAW317) and LAW203Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW521, LAW571
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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