LAWS5181 Health Law and Policy

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops themes associated with health care and regulation, with a particular focus on the public and private character of various aspects thereof. There is a strong emphasis on the policy and ethics discourses underpinning health law, as well as an exploration of specific substantive areas of regulation. The unit engages with global as well as domestic perspectives. Particular themes include Foundational Concepts of Health Law and Regulation; Frameworks for Decision-Making; Frameworks for Domestic Regulation; Responding to Global Challenges.
Students are able to (1) articulate and apply the (a) legal, ethical and policy considerations associated with health regulation; and (b) the specific legal frameworks associated with particular issues in health care; (2) demonstrate an advanced understanding of the public and private dimensions of health care regulation and critically evaluate these through the exploration of specific topics; (3) identify and critically analyse (a) the global and domestic challenges for health care regulation; and (b) the different and various regulatory regimes and responses to health care issues; and (4) demonstrate an ability and willingness to (a) participate and contribute to seminar discussion; and (b) present analysis in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive to legal and non-legal audiences..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) seminar participation; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a Juris Doctor Student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Marco Rizzi
Unit rules
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics) for all other students: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
LAWS3324 Medicine and the Law
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