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LAWS6052: Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics

2024 unit information

This unit examines government regulation of health care and professional practice. With regard to each area of government decision-making, issues are analysed by reference to the interplay between social goals, human rights, legal rights and ethical considerations. Topics covered include the constitutional and statutory sources of government power with respect to health care: regulatory models and reform of public health legislation; therapeutic goods administration; health insurance; pharmaceutical benefits and the pharmacy industry; human tissue legislation; discipline of health professionals with a focus on the National Law; health care complaints tribunals; a right to health care; ethical theories in law and medicine; the ethics of human experimentation; and ethics committees. The unit is available as one of the core units for students enrolled in the MHL and GradDipHL in addition to LAWS6252. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-lecture-timetable, unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units and academic staff profile https://www.sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people/academic-staff.html

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS6052
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify the appropriate sources of regulation of health care
  • LO2. assess the appropriateness of regulatory forms
  • LO3. critique current regulation and design solutions for change

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive October 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive October 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive October 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive October 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive October 2022
Block mode Remote
Intensive November 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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