Govt Regulation, Health Policy and 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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Further unit of study information
Sep 28, 29 & Oct 5, 6 (9-5)
7500wd essay (100%) or 2x3750wd essays (2x50%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
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