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LAW 2516 - Medical Law and Ethics

Career: Undergraduate Law
Units: 3
Term: Summer School
Session: Summer Session 3
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Intensive
Restriction: Available to LLB and B.Criminology with B.Laws and BArts Advanced with B.Laws students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: LAW 1501
Incompatible: LAW 2021
Assessment: Typically to include class participation, research essay and practical activity.

The course provides an introduction to ethics generally and more specifically to medical ethics, examining in particular the principle of autonomy, which informs much of medical law. The course then considers the general part of medical law governing the legal relationship between medical practitioners and their patients. It considers the legal implications of the provision of medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Selected medico-legal issues over a human life are also examined. These may include reproductive technologies, foetal rights, research on human subjects, organ donation, the rights of the dying and the legal definition of death.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Summer School Mon 17/02/2020 Wed 19/02/2020 Thu 12/03/2020 Wed 25/03/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92125 SE01 40 4 10 Feb - 14 Feb Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm Ligertwood, 113, Teaching Room
20 Feb - 20 Feb Thursday 5pm - 7pm Ligertwood, 113, Teaching Room
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92124 LE01 40 4 19 Feb - 19 Feb Wednesday 9am - 5pm  
Note: The core of the course is on Wed 19th February which represents a significant, and compulsory, component of the course. During this day students will have an inter-disciplinary learning experience with Medical Students and will spend the entire day at the Medical School. This may result in a clash with their other courses but they will need to manage that. Failure to attend all or part of the day on the 19th February will result in a failure of the course.