Health Law

Units of study

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

Master of 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 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(ii) 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 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 or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
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
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
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 April
LAWS6058
Information Rights in Health Care

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    N LAWS3452, LAWS5152 and 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.
Int August
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

This unit of study is not available in2014

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
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

LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is not a skills unit and students will not be trained as negotiators or mediators. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int July
LAWS6307
Expert Evidence & Class Action Procedure
6    A Students without a law degree or equivalent may enrol in this unit but should be aware that the unit focuses on legal and evidentiary issues.
N LAWS6230, LAWS6869


This unit replaced LAWS6230 Expert Evidence and LAWS6869 Class Actions and Complex Litigation.
Int May
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6      Semester 1
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6      Int July
LAWS6147
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2)
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6182
Independent Research Project A
6    C LAWS6183

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6183
Independent Research Project B
6    C LAWS6182

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
LAWS6821
Mediation - Skills and Theory
6    N LAWS6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolling in this unit need to commit themselves to attending all classes. The skills learning takes place in class and skills are built incrementally from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students cannot catch up on elements they have missed by doing reading outside class - they must participate in all scheduled sessions. If students have a problem with attendance, they should postpone enrolling or transfer to another unit by the relevant census date. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int November
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Int Sept
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in 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) 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 units of study and 12 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 unit prior or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
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
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
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 April
LAWS6058
Information Rights in Health Care

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    N LAWS3452, LAWS5152 and 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.
Int August
This unit of study is unavailable in 2014
LAWS6881
Intro to Law for Health Professionals

This unit of study is not available in2014

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 unavailable in 2014
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

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
LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is not a skills unit and students will not be trained as negotiators or mediators. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int July
LAWS6307
Expert Evidence & Class Action Procedure
6    A Students without a law degree or equivalent may enrol in this unit but should be aware that the unit focuses on legal and evidentiary issues.
N LAWS6230, LAWS6869


This unit replaced LAWS6230 Expert Evidence and LAWS6869 Class Actions and Complex Litigation.
Int May
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6      Semester 1
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6      Int July
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
LAWS6821
Mediation - Skills and Theory
6    N LAWS6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolling in this unit need to commit themselves to attending all classes. The skills learning takes place in class and skills are built incrementally from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students cannot catch up on elements they have missed by doing reading outside class - they must participate in all scheduled sessions. If students have a problem with attendance, they should postpone enrolling or transfer to another unit by the relevant census date. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int November
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Int Sept

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Health Law

Master of 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
JF014 Graduate Diploma in Health Law
JC008 Master of Health Law

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Health Law or 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 either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in law, medical science, medicine, nursing or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Health Law requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in law, medical science, medicine, nursing or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Law, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(a)

18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or

(b)
12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study for candidates with a law background.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Health Law are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Health Law. To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Law, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study for candidates without a law background; or
(b)

18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 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.