|Short Description:||Health Law|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|ASCED code :||090900 - Law|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||7 March 2021|
Pre-requisite: (LAW1111 or LAW5111) and (LAW1112 or LAW5112) and (LAW1113 or LAW5113) and (LAW2211 or LAW 5211)
Co-requisite: HIS1115 or HIS5115
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
Contemporary developments in health knowledge and care have captured the attention and imagination of most Australians. More headlines appear to be devoted to health in the popular media than any other single area. Increased public awareness has also occurred in terms of the legal rights of those who access the health care system and the responsibility of health professions. Health law has become a distinct and important area of legal practice both internationally and locally. It is a dynamic, interdisciplinary expanding field recognised by universities as a distinct area of study and research. The study of health law requires an open mindedness and professional attitude because of the sometimes deeply controversial and emotional nature of the topics covered. Everyone has views about the role of the law in terms of regulating health care because we are all the potentially affected. As such, this course encourages students to research, critically analyse and appreciate the often contradictory perspectives that emerge from the topics. Students will learn how to problem solve in an area that is vulnerable to sometimes unsatisfactory resolutions.