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Ethical, Social, Legal and Privacy Issues - RHHG5013

Year - 2020

The objective is for the student to know relevant legal principles and their application to reproductive health sciences and genetics. To understand the concept of ethical reasoning and apply to issues in reproductive medicine. To research an issue in reproductive medicine and genetics and discuss in terms of ethical, social and legal perspectives. Case studies are used to initiate discussion of these issues. Topics include active and passive euthanasia; artificial insemination; assisted conception and embryo experimentation; abortion; legal rights of parents, fetuses and infants; relationships between parents, doctors and other health care providers; informed consent; errors in diagnosis; peer review; hospital and clinical records; population-based data systems.

6x4hr lectures

oral presentation (100%)


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early A

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 21 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Douglas Saunders AM
HECS Band: 3
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