Legal aspects of ethical and other issues 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 paper 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|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,037.38|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- LAWS 447
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- MBHL, PGDipBHL
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will have a detailed knowledge of the legal issues that arise from the provision of healthcare.