Health Law

Units of study

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 Sydney Law School prior to enrolment.
Where a core unit of study is not available, students may apply for special permission to replace a core unit of study with an elective unit of study.
Students 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 students without a law background; or
(ii) 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study, for students with a law background.

2017 Core Units of Study

Students 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.
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.
Intensive May
LAWS6058
Information Rights in Health Care

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    N LAWS3452, LAWS5152


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. Prohibition: Students who have previously completed Medical Law in their undergraduate degree
Intensive September
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

LAWS6889
Death Law
6      Intensive April
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.
Intensive August
LAWS6307
Expert Evidence and Class Action Procedure
6    N LAWS6230 or LAWS6869


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. This unit replaced LAWS6230 Expert Evidence and LAWS6869 Class Actions and Complex Litigation.
Semester 1
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6    N PSYC1001 or PSYC3020
Semester 2
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
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 withdraw well in advance of the first class so their place can be offered to the next student. Please note enrolment priority will be given to continuing students who are (i) currently enrolled in a full award course at Sydney Law School and (ii) completing their final semester of studies. Waiting lists will be made available for the late applicants.
Intensive December
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6335
Neurolaw: Brain Mind Law and Ethics
6      Intensive September