This unit deals with patients' rights to information in the modern health care system. The unit will focus on consent to treatment and will include discussion of: capacity, the duty of health professionals to disclose the risks of treatment, refusal of treatment and emergency health care. The unit will also examine duties of confidentiality in health care, ownership of and access to medical records, and information rights in medical research.
Intro Class: Aug 29 (6-8) then Sep 6, 7 and Oct 4, 5 (9.30-4.30)
class presentation and 1500wd paper (20%) and assignment (80%)
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.
LAWS3452 or LAWS5152