Health and Biotechnology Law (9997.1)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The unit will be co-taught with 9998 Health and Biotechnology Law PG.
Topics include: Healthcare as a Human Right; Governance of Healthcare Provision; Assisted Reproduction, Surrogacy, and Abortion; Organ Donation; Property Rights (Real and Intellectual) In Humans; End of Life Issues, including Euthanasia; Medical Negligence; Medical Trespass; Consent and Capacity; Genetic Testing and Privacy; Stem Cells, Cloning, and Therapeutic Genetic Engineering; Medical Confidentiality; Research Ethics; and Consumer Protection.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of Australian health law, under the Federal and State statutory and common law frameworks, and the accompanying ethical guidance;
2. Demonstrate understanding of the historical development of health and biotechnology law, including the social, ethical, and technological drivers of change, including statutory reform processes; and
3. Demonstrate ability to critically analyse problems in health and biotechnology law, apply legal problem solving strategies, and research, develop and express logical and persuasive arguments for law reform.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites6602 Legal Systems;
6601 Legal Methods and Skills;
7042 Law of Obligations AND
Completion of 18 Credit Points.
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Readings posted on the LearnOnline site prior to, and during, the unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All work to be submitted in .doc or .docx format, unless otherwise negotiated with the unit convenor.
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Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums