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Health Law (LLM614)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
FTLEARN: FTL3-online
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The unit will provide an overview of the basic concepts and some current topics in the area where health provision intersects the law. It will cover the Australian legal and regulatory framework - focusing on consent, medical liability and the regulation of practitioners. Controversial topics such as access to medicines and compulsion in treatment will also be introduced in order to explore the limits of the law. Knowledge of the law is not a prerequisite for this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should:
a) be able to identify and explain the general framework of Australian health law;
b) have gained an understanding of and the ability to critically discuss the principles and problems of medical liability;
c) have gained an understanding of and the ability to critically discuss major regulatory issues pertaining to practitioners in the area of health law, the problem of compulsion in health care in the context of certain treatments or the institutionalization of patients/clients (e.g. mental health); and
d) have gained an understanding of and the ability to critically discuss pertinent issues of the law of the regulation of drugs.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 24 hours over the semester
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and, along with self-learning processes associated with writing a 2500 word essay, an opportunity for students to engage collectively with the topics in the unit - a process to be enhanced by pre-class readings.

Assessment A research assignment of 2500 words with topic(s) to be provided and an exam will test student's understanding of the major issues of health law.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course or enrolment in the LLB(Hons) or enrolment in LLB (only available to students in their final 24 points of the LLB).
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GCHAPL) [New in 2015]
Graduate Diploma in Health Communication (GradDipHthComm) [New in 2016]
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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