Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law Masters website for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24-26 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
Melbourne Law Masters Students: None
JD Students: Successful completion of all the below subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
Mr Bill Madden (Coordinator)
2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the landmark Australian medical law decision, Rogers v Whitaker. Yet medical litigation remains an exceptionally vibrant and challenging field, underpinned by the rapid pace of scientific and social developments that generate new issues for the law and its ethical framework. Many of the more challenging issues are at the core of policy—birth, reproduction and death. The legal issues are fundamental, covering the existence of duties, what should be considered negligent, the challenges of legal causation and the appropriate compensation regime; all against a background of insurance affordability, the ongoing health and safety, reporting and disclosure agenda and the Australian Disability Insurance Scheme. This subject examines the framework of medical law, current challenges and issues on the horizon.
Lecturer Bill Madden is a lawyer specialising in medical litigation, co-author of two health law texts and a regular writer and presenter on medical law topics.
Principal topics include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
10,000 word research paper (100%) (1 August) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator.
A minimum of 75% attendance is a hurdle requirement.
Specialist printed materials will be made available free of charge from the Melbourne Law School prior to the pre-teaching period.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70225/2016|
Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution |
Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
Master of Commercial Law
Master of Health and Medical Law
Master of Laws
Master of Public and International Law
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