LAWS6058 - Information Rights in Health Care
- Examine the rights to information in the modern health care system.
- Focus on consent to treatment and include discussion of: capacity, the duty of health professionals to disclose the risks of treatment, refusal of treatment and emergency health care.
- Examine duties of confidentiality in health care, ownership of and access to medical records, and information rights in medical research.
Capacity; the duty of health professionals to disclose the risks of treatment; refusal of treatment; emergency health care; duties of confidentiality in health care; ownership of and access to medical records; information rights in medical research.
Semester 2 Intensive
1, 2 & 5, 6 August 2013
Please note: This unit is compulsory for Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL ) candidates. Master of Health Law (MHL ) candidates may select this unit as one of the three compulsory units required in addition to LAWS 6252 - Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System or LAWS 6881 - Introduction to Law for Health Professionals .
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x Class Presentation and 1 x 1,500 Word Paper (20%)
- 1 x Take-Home Exam (80%)
LAWS3452, LAWS5152 and students who have previously completed Medical Law in their undergraduate degree
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.