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Health Governance, Law and Ethics


Sydney Law School offers one of the nation's leading postgraduate programs in health and medical law. Health law provids wide-ranging interdisciplinary coverage of contemporary legal and social issues in health care. The area would be of particular interest to lawyers with a health/professional liability practice, hospital and other health organization administrators, doctors, nurses and other eligible health professionals. An exciting feature of the Health Law is the opportunity for dialogue between the legal and health professions about legal and ethical issues of relevance to both practice and administration.


Professor Roger Magnusson, Professor Margaret Allars, Professor Peter Cashman, Professor Cameron Stewart.

Research location

Sydney Law School

Program type



Current areas of research include:

  • Government Regulation, Health Policy & Ethics
  • Legal Regulation of New Technologies in Health Care
  • Legal Issues Relating to Reproduction
  • Genetics
  • Globalisation of Health Law
  • Adult Guadianship and Competence
  • Mental Health Law & Policy
  • Ageing & Disability
  • Drugs, Drug Law & Policy
  • Ethics
  • Public Health Law & Governance
  • Health Development
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, & Fair Information Practices
  • HIV/ AIDS and the Law
  • Legal Personhood
  • Law & Sexuality
  • Law & Psychology

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 492