Information Rights in Health Care (LAWS6058)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Intro Class: Aug 10 (6-8) then Aug 13, 14 & Sep 10, 11 (9-4.30)

Assessment

class presentation and 1500wd paper (20%) and take-home exam (80%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

LAWS5152, LAWS3452

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.