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The specialisation in public health, healthcare and medical law covers the areas of the legal issues arising from the provision of health care services, the impact of new technologies on health care, and the regulation of the health professions. Other units explore the fields of public health law, mental health law, and global health governance. The specialisation attracts lawyers, health executives and administrators, doctors, nurses, dentists, and other eligible health professionals. It also caters to those who work in public health in government, in public health organisations, and in the community health sector, and those working in industry whose role encompasses public health regulation.

About this specialistion

Your study plan will depend on the master's degree or graduate diploma inn which you complete your specialisation. Please consult the Sydney Law School for advice.

Graduate opportunities

The specialisation is designed for lawyers or non-lawyers who wish to upgrade their qualification(s) for the purposes of career advancement or professional and academic interest.
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