Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures, class discussion.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 96 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorProf Loane Skene
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
This subject considers the legal relationship between patients and health care providers. It explains the duty of health care providers to exercise reasonable care in diagnosis, information giving and treatment; and to involve patients in decision making and the extent of a health professional's obligation to respect patients' privacy, to keep information confidential and to allow patients access to their records. The law on surrogate decision making for patients who may not be able to make their own decisions will be discussed; these patients include children, adolescents, intellectually disabled and mentally ill patients and the terminally ill and dying. The law on abortion, child destruction, wrongful birth and wrongful life is examined.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Final open book examination of three hours, 100%.
|Prescribed Texts:||L Skene, Law and Medical Practice: Rights, Duties, Claims and Defences (3rd edn, Lexis-Nexis, 2008).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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