76045 Medicine and Law6cp
Requisite(s): 70311 Torts AND 70617c Administrative Law
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Anti-requisite(s): 77734 Law and Medicine AND 78148 Law and Medicine
This subject deals with the aspects of law relevant to health care. There are many issues that can arise as health law is an ever evolving and diverse area. It is subject to both local and overseas influences and regulation is challenging. When studying health law, many areas must be considered, such as: human rights, ethical practice, the advancement of medical technology, social policy, governance and the many vested interests. The subject examines the issues that confront health-care professionals and their patients and peers, in particular in the context of continuing systemic and resource problems. This includes the handling of complaints against health-care practitioners, the regulation of the various health professions, the outcome of parliamentary inquiries and the history and findings of the various royal commissions. Other important areas such as medical negligence, consent to treatment, access to and ownership of medical records, privacy and confidentiality, euthanasia, wrongful birth, wrongful life and abortion, complementary and alternative medicine, organ donation, public health law issues such as tobacco, alcohol and obesity are examined and discussed.
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125