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.

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 Core unit for GradDipHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252.
Intensive May
LAWS6058
Information Rights in Health Care
6    N LAWS3452 or LAWS5152


Core unit for GradDipHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Students who have previously completed LAWS5152, LAWS3452 or equivalent Medical Law unit in their undergraduate degree are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
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

Elective Units of Study

LAWS6889
Death Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

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 1
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive September
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6      Intensive July
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.
Intensive October
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles
6      Intensive September
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6335
Neurolaw: Brain Mind Law and Ethics

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6   

This unit is offered in online mode, with a compulsory face-to-face workshop conducted over 2 days. Students are required to digest materials posted in the Learning Management System each week, including traditional academic literature and multi-media resources, and to complete weekly online tasks (including quizzes and discussion questions).
Intensive September