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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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|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
- LAWS 547
- Limited to
- GDipBHL, LLB, LLB(Hons), PGCertPHC, PGDipPHC
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
Course readings via eReserve.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will have a detailed knowledge of the legal issues that arise from the provision of healthcare.