Govt Regulation, Health Policy & Ethics (LAWS6052)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit examines government regulation of health care, drugs, resource allocation, medical research and professional practice. With regard to each area of government decision-making, issues are analysed by reference to the interplay between social goals, human rights, legal rights and ethical considerations. Topics covered include the constitutional and statutory sources of government power with respect to health care: regulatory models and reform of public health legislation; therapeutic goods administration; health insurance; pharmaceutical benefits and the pharmacy industry; immunisiation, notifiable diseases and public health emergencies; human tissue legislation; discipline of health professionals; health care complaints tribunals; a right to health care; ethical theories in law and medicine; the ethics of human experimentation; and ethics committees.

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Classes

Sep 25, 26 & Oct 9, 10 (9-5)

Assessment

7500wd essay (100%) or 2x3750wd essays (2x50%)

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No

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