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LAWS13-525: Law and Medicine

Description

Law and Medicine is an undergraduate elective subject offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject aims to provide a sound introduction to the law relevant to the health care system, health care professionals and related scientific and technological developments. There will be an examination of the legal structures that impact on health care, focusing specifically on the regulatory framework controlling the health care system and the health care professional. Specific attention is given to liability and accountability issues, including medical negligence, consent, confidentiality and privacy. The subject will canvass such topical issues as: patients' rights, tissue transplantation, genetic engineering, assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy, euthanasia, cloning, research and experimentation. Although the subject will concentrate on the Australian jurisdiction, comparisons and contrasts will be made with other countries, especially other common law jurisdictions.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-525
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Acquire an insight into the legal parameters within which a medical practitioner operates in their practice. 2. Acquire the ability to recognise the point at which sound medical ethics are necessary to guide medical professionals in their choice of therapies and their responsibility to their patients.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022