University of Technology Sydney

78271 Special Topics in Elder Law

Requisite(s): ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law)
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Elder law is a rapidly growing area of legal practice. Australia’s population is ageing and more people are living longer with chronic illnesses, including dementia and other cognitive impairments. In this subject, students explore in depth the complex legal needs and rights of older people, with a focus on health, justice and inclusion in society. Topics include planning for future incapacity, elder abuse, medical decision-making, and age discrimination. Current areas of law reform are critically analysed. The subject features practical workshops and expert guest presentations.

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