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LA4031 - Health Law

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject explores legal and ethical issues that arise in the context of the delivery of health care services. Considered within the context of regional and tropical health, topics addressed are: patient rights; end of life decision making; consent to medical treatment; Indigenous health; mental health; tourism health; assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy; abortion and other contemporary health law issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and analyse legal issues that arise within a variety of health contexts;
  • Identify and apply the relevant law to a variety of health related scenarios;
  • Critique contemporary health law issues from a legal, ethical and policy perspective;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing regarding health law, policy and ethics.
Prerequisites: LA1101 and LA1102 and LA1103 and LA1104 and LA2017 and LA2018 LA2019 and LA2020

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Malcolm Barrett
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore, Mr Malcolm Barrett.
Contact hours:
  • 38 hours - Blended learning: online, supplemented by 13 hours face-to-face throughout the teaching period
    Assessment: invigilated exam (40%); on-course assessment (60%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Mr Malcolm Barrett
    Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore, Mr Malcolm Barrett.
    Contact hours:
    • 38 hours - Blended learning: online, supplemented by 13 hours face-to-face throughout the teaching period
      Assessment: invigilated exam (40%); on-course assessment (60%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.