University of Technology Sydney

79795 Regulatory Framing of Health Care 1

Requisite(s): ((96 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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Regulatory Framing of Health Care 1 engages in the legal and regulatory structuring of health care. The subject introduces students to the evolving and diverse field of health law, at both local and global scales. It does so by understanding and applying developing health law expertise to the health and health services policy challenges that face the contemporary health care system and its operation, reviewing the influence of health law and the legal system. It is designed to help students understand the nature of law, the relationship between policy, practice and law, the use of legal and regulatory instruments and techniques to shape the flow of events in health care. The subject examines the issues that confront healthcare professional, their patients, policy practitioners and government in the context of continuing systemic and resource problems. This includes the regulation of the various health professions, medical negligence, managing treatment and service delivery, complex and emerging areas like euthanasia, wrongful birth, wrongful life, complementary and alternative medicine as well as public health law issues such as infectious disease control and obesity. Students receive the opportunity to examine and synthesise relevant issues of regulation and health law and engage with concepts and applied debates through a variety of case studies and workshops.

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