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Sports Integrity, Ethics and Law (11564.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School

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Syllabus

This unit examines the impact of the law on sport for managers and participants. The topics covered include the following: 1) Values and ethics in sport; 2) Contract law applied to sport; 3) Proprietary rights: Ownership structures and intellectual property; 4) Sports integrity: Doping and match manipulation; 5) Sport injuries and risk management: Civil and criminal; and 6) Human rights, diversity, and inclusion in sport.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate identified personal core values and differentiate between ethics and law whilst considering cultural differences and universal ethics;

2. Restate and employ basic contractual principles in the sport context;

3. Explain ownership structures and concepts of intellectual property;

4. Assess risks and mitigation strategies to reduce threats to sports integrity;

5. Report identified risks that impacts sport organisations and participants; and

6. Examine human rights, diversity, and inclusion issues in sport from a legal, sport, and business perspective.

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour workshop on campus per week.

Prerequisites

Students must have passed at least 24 credit points.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

7052 Sports and the Law



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