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

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic 4: Public Health Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Summer School (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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 LAWS472 taken in 2017 or LAWS476 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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this course, students will gain an understanding of the following:

    • A definition of public health and public health law
    • The legal and regulatory framework relating to public health services
    • The use of the law as a tool to achieve public health objectives
    • Balancing individual rights with the health of the population
    • The law as it relates to specific topics such as Infectious Diseases, COVID-19, Childhood Immunisation, Smoking and Vaping, Drugs, Alcohol, Junk Food, Mental Health


    Summer School

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 17:30-19:20 4-5, 7
    Wednesday 17:30-19:20 4-7
    Thursday 17:30-19:20 7
    Saturday 08:30-12:20 4
    Sunday 08:30-12:20 4
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