Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2007, 2005, 2004
LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) degree programs.
Introduces students to a range of laws governing health issues and policy issues as well as possible new laws which will need to be addressed as scientific knowledge advances. Topics to be considered in detail include consent to treatment, negligence, guardianship, mental health legislation, legal regulation of reproduction, legal regulation of medical research and euthanasia.
|Objectives||The objectives of this course are to promote and develop a critical understanding of:
1. The diverse body of law which regulates both the health industry and individual relationships between health professionals and their clients.
2. The reasons for the many gaps and uncertainties in the law which governs clinical practice.
3. The distinction between the law as written and the realities of everyday clinical practice.
4. The competing policy considerations which must be evaluated and balanced when seeking to reform contentious areas of health law.
|Content||The topics covered in this course are:
1. Consent to treatment
2. Negligent advice and treatment
3. Legal regulation of medically assisted death
4. Confidentiality, privacy and access to medical records
5. Legal regulation of abortion
6. Legal regulation of health services for children
7. Guardianship, mental health and other substantiated decision-making laws
8. Legal regulation of human gene technology
9. Legal responses to people with infectious diseases
10. Legal regulation of organ and tissue transplants
11. Legal regulation of reproduction
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|