Bioethics, Law and Society (BETH5104)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study begins by introducing students to intersections amongst health care, ethics, and the law. In particular students will explore the moral basis of law and the means by which law influences moral norms, clinical practice, and health policy. Students learn how to critically read and analyse primary sources of law relevant to bioethics. Students will then examine a number of areas of law that have particular significance for bioethics and society including consent, tort law, competence, advance directives, maternal-foetal conflicts, abortion, reproduction, end-of-life-decision-making, genetics and infectious disease. All assessments must be completed to pass this Unit.
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4x8hr intensives or Distance Education (online). Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face block mode.
1x1600wd problem (40%); 1x2500wd essay (60%)
Required: Kerridge, Lowe and Stewart (2013), Ethics and law for the health profession, 4th Edition (Federation Press). All other readings are provided to students in digital format. Most supplementary readings can be accessed through the library or online
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