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LAWS473 Special Topic 4: Public Health Law

This course will explore the legal framework for the provision of public health services in New Zealand.

Paper title Special Topic 4: Public Health Law
Paper code LAWS473
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $672.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,118.80

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96 LAWS points and 96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
Bachelor of Laws, LLB and Bachelor of Laws Honours), LLB(Hons)
May not be credited with LAWS 472 taken in 2017 or LAWS 476 taken in 2010.

Faculty of Law

Teaching staff

Iris Reuvecamp, Principal at Vida Law


Course materials available from the Faculty.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, students will understand the following key concepts of public law:

  •  What is Public Health?
  •  Public Health Approaches
  •  Public Health Principles
  •  Public Health and the Law
  •  Public Health Ethics

They will understand how the law can be used as a tool to meet public health objectives; and to appreciate the extent to which the law underpins public health initiatives.

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Summer School

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 18:00-19:50 3-5
Thursday 18:00-19:50 3-5
Friday 18:00-19:50 4-5
Saturday 09:00-12:50 4-5