Public Health Law

Continuing students only

There is no new intake for this course. The following information is provided for continuing students only.

Course resolutions for previous years may be found in the handbook archive.

Units of study

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

Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law

The Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law will be offered to new commencing students for the last time in Semester 2 (July) 2016.
This degree will no longer be offered to commencing student after 31 December 2016.
Students can apply for related alternate course/degree which includes: Master of Health Law; Graduate Diploma in Health Law
Continuing students should refer to the degree resolutions in the year they commenced their degree.
Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Sydney Law School prior to enrolment.
Students 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 students without a law background; or
(ii) 6 credit points of core unit of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study, for students with a law background.

2017 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

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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.
Intensive September
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6   

This unit replaced LAWS6848 Law and Healthy Lifestyles (formerly: New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy). This unit may be substituted for LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law as a compulsory unit in the MHL.
Intensive March
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


Students are recommended to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are also recommended to complete classes for this unit during the first week of their commencing semester.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September

2017 Elective Units of Study

LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive September
LAWS6052
Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881.
Intensive October
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6335
Neurolaw: Brain Mind Law and Ethics
6      Intensive September