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LA4031 - Health Law

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • (60%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Blended learning: online, supplemented by 13 hours face-to-face throughout the teaching period
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Blended learning: online, supplemented by 13 hours face-to-face throughout the teaching period
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.