Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours. |
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Study Period Commencement:
November, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
Global health law represents the understanding that the world presently faces a range of major health challenges that cannot be successfully addressed without cooperation through international law and institutions. Global health law has developed in the context of deep health inequities between rich and poor countries, with the overwhelming burden of disease borne by the most disadvantaged people in the poorest countries, which lack the resources to prevent and treat disease. This subject explores major global health problems confronting the developed and developing world today, such as the rise of non-communicable diseases; the role of ‘lifestyle factors’ such as tobacco, alcohol and food; emergency preparedness; health workforce shortages; the availability of essential medicines; and effective development assistance for health.
Using the current problems in global health as case studies, this subject will offer students an advanced understanding of the complex set of laws, policies, institutions, and actors in the field of global health law and governance, taking into account relevant principles from other disciplines, such as epidemiology, economics, politics, and international relations. This knowledge will be presented in conjunction with the theoretical and conceptual debates that have marked the historical development of global health law. There will be intense study of the legal texts and organisations relating directly to global health, such as the Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Health Regulations, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO Code on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, and the WHO Global Strategy on Alcohol Control. The subject will also investigate how these core aspects of global health law are integrated with many other specialist legal fields, such as labour law, intellectual property law, human rights law, and international trade and investment law.
Students who have successfully completed this subject should have an advanced and integrated understanding of, and be able to expertly analyse and critically reflect on:
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from Melbourne Law School.
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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 and demonstrated expert skills in the following areas:
Juris Doctor |
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