Health Care Law (5035LAW)

This course builds on undergraduate courses such as criminal law, torts and contract law to explore the legal aspects of the provision of health services and related developments in technology. Topics covered include the interface between the criminal law and health professionals; medical negligence; issues at the beginning and end of life such as abortion and euthanasia; patient rights including consent and privacy; and other topical issues such as tissue transplantation, AIDS, assisted reproduction and surrogacy. The course will also consider the intersection of law with ethics and morality in the management of health. The course focuses on the legal position in Queensland, but will also refer to other Australian and overseas jurisdictions. The course is not offered online and student attendance and participation in class discussion will be expected. Prerequisites: 2019LAW Crime 1 OR 4032LAW The Principles of Criminal Law AND 2022LAW Torts 2 OR 3003LAW Negligence and Accident Compensation.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Summer Semester 2Gold Coast Trimester 3Gold Coast Winter Semester

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
17 December 2018
Last day to add a course
23 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
30 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
6 January 2019

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Students be be advised this course will now remain Full
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Workshop
Workshop (70153) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 09:00 - 15:50
28 January 2019 - 1 February 2019
G30 1.15
Arts & Education
Gold Coast Campus