Information Rights in Health Care (LAWS6058)


This unit deals with the rights to information in the modern health care system. The unit will focus on consent to treatment and will include discussion of: capacity, the duty of health professionals to disclose the risks of treatment, refusal of treatment and emergency health care. The unit will also examine duties of confidentiality in health care, ownership of and access to medical records, and information rights in medical research.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Intro Class: Aug 14 (6-8) then Aug 17, 18 & Sep 14, 15 (9-5)


class presentation and 1500wd paper (20%) and assignment (80%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


LAWS3452, LAWS5152

Additional Information

Prohibition: Students who have previously completed Medical Law in their undergraduate degree. Core unit for GradDipHL students. 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

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.