School Of Law

Public Health LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200702.3


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students should have completed at least 80 credit points of law units.

Equivalent Units
69113 - Public Health Law

About this Unit
This unit considers various legal issues related to health and medicine. This area of law is relatively new and continually developing and expanding. This unit is primarily concerned with how law has and should respond to various health dilemmas. These include State protection of the community from death and disease (for example immunisation, quarantine, disease outbreaks such as AIDS and Aboriginal health), patient rights, (for example privacy, access to information and human rights) mental illness (including civil commitment and competency to make decisions) and technological advances.

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