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LAWS447 Law and Medicine

Legal aspects of ethical and other issues arising in medical practice and research, such as the status of the foetus, alternative methods of reproduction, informed consent, confidentiality, death and dying, cadaveric transplantation.

This course engages with the legal issues that arise from the provision of healthcare. In particular, we explore how the law governs: the standard of care provided by medical professionals, consent to medical treatment, confidentiality and privacy, the allocation of healthcare resources, the ownership of bodily material, the beginning of life, and the end of life.

Paper title Law and Medicine
Paper code LAWS447
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 547
Limited to
GDipBHL, LLB, LLB(Hons), PGCertPHC, PGDipPHC
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Jesse Wall
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will have a detailed knowledge of the legal issues that arise from the provision of healthcare.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Legal aspects of ethical and other issues arising in medical practice and research, such as the status of the foetus, alternative methods of reproduction, informed consent, confidentiality, death and dying, cadaveric transplantation.

This course engages with the legal issues that arise from the provision of healthcare. In particular, we explore how the law governs: the standard of care provided by medical professionals, consent to medical treatment, confidentiality and privacy, the allocation of healthcare resources, the ownership of bodily material, the beginning of life, and the end of life.

Paper title Law and Medicine
Paper code LAWS447
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $646.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,856.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 547
Limited to
GDipBHL, LLB, LLB(Hons), PGCertPHC, PGDipPHC
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Jesse Wall
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
.View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will have a detailed knowledge of the legal issues that arise from the provision of healthcare.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41