MLL330 - Health Law


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Law students enrolled before T1 2019: Successful completion of MLL111, MLL213, MLL114 (previously coded MLL214).

Law students enrolled from T1 2019 onwards: Successful completion of MLL111, MLL113, MLL213, MLL114 (previously coded MLL214).

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour class and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2-hour class (recordings of on campus class provided) + 1-hour online seminar per week 


This unit focuses on a wide range of contemporary issues in health law. It includes consideration of matters relevant to the provision of health services including the regulation of health professionals, informed consent, medical negligence, health information, and access to health care and medicines. It also examines how the law responds to the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by existing and emerging health technologies, and relevant to pre-conception, pregnancy and birth, throughout the life course, and end-of life decision making.

Students will learn about the theoretical framework surrounding health law, and develop skills that equip them to independently analyse, critique, and apply their legal knowledge within the field. They will develop skills that will enable them to provide concise legal advice to plaintiffs and defendants involved in medical litigation, and to engage in policy or law reform activities pertinent to health service providers, public and private stakeholders, and society. In doing so, they will be challenged to demonstrate their ability to transmit their knowledge and skills to others and to generate solutions to complex problems.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Students must complete all assessments to pass the unit. 

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