Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours of seminar classes offered intensively, or 12 weekly 3-hour seminars over a semester. |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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/.
There is evidence that the right to health, and indeed human rights more generally, are playing a greater role in the development of law and policy relating to health issues. This subject is designed to equip students with the core skills required to engage with, and contribute to, the legal consequences of this emerging debate concerning the relationship between health and human rights. The subject consists of two parts. Part A will involve a discussion and critique of the key features that underpin a human rights approach to the design of health policy regulation in contrast to other models such as equity, ethics, social determinants, equality of opportunity, well being, liberalism or law and economics. Part A will also examine, for example, the implications of a human rights based approach to issues such as resource allocation in the health sector and the general principles that justify the interference by governments with individual liberties for the purposes of promoting public health objectives.
Part B will involve an application of this rights based model to a range of contemporary health issues within Australia. It will explore and critique the content of relevant regulatory frameworks and provide an analysis of the extent to which domestic law and policy is consistent with an approach to health that is based on human rights. The case studies to be covered will be drawn from:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should have an advanced and integrated understanding of, and be able to critically analyse and reflect on:
Students will have the option of:
Option 1 is designed to allow students, who have the confidence and desire to produce a substantial piece of written work with the opportunity to do so.
Option 2 is designed to allow those students, who would like to receive some detailed feedback on their written work during the semester, and spread their assessment burden, with the opportunity to do so.
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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:
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