Public Health Law

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Item Change Date
1. Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law course resolutions
Requirements for award 5. should read:
Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment.
Candidates must complete 24 credit points of units of study, comprising:
 
(i) 18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(ii) 12 credit points of core unit of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background
11/02/2014

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment.
Candidates must complete 24 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(ii) 6 credit points of core unit of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

2014 Core Units of Study

Candidates without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must undertake either LAWS6881 or LAWS6252 prior to or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
LAWS6839
Critical Issues in Public Health Law
6   

Core unit for GradDipPubHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881.
Int August
LAWS6881
Intro to Law for Health Professionals
6    N LAWS6252


Students may enrol in this unit or LAWS6252, but not both. Students are encouraged to enrol in this unit where possible. This unit replaced LAWS6881 Health Law for Health Professionals.
Int March
This unit of study is not available in 2014
LAWS6848
Law and Healthy Lifestyles
6   

Core unit for GradDipPubHL students. This unit replaced LAWS6848 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy and may be substituted for LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law as a core unit in the MHL.
Int March
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. Students must attend all classes on the timetabled dates as prescribed for their enrolled session/group. An Absent Fail grade may be granted to students who fail to attend the correct session/group.
Int April
Int August
Int March
Int Sept

2014 Elective Units of Study

LAWS6052
Govt Regulation, Health Policy & Ethics
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881. For 2014, the unit is available to GradDipHL students as a core unit of study in place of LAWS6058 Information Rights in Health Care.
Int October
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6      Int July
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Int Sept
LAWS6096
Work Safety
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree (GradDipPubHL and MLLR students) and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)
Int February

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
JF015 Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law
(b)
the Master of Health Law
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the course requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in law, medicine, nursing or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law, a candidate must complete 24 credit points comprising:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credi points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(b)
6 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

6 Course transfer

A candidate, who has completed the requirements for the graduate diploma but has not had the diploma awarded, may apply for admission to candidature for the master's degree in the embedded sequence with credit for work completed towards the diploma.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.