Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law
- CRICOS code: 075329K
What will I study?
Students must complete 50 credit points of study from the prescribed list of subjects.
Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience are also expected to complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.
Subject timing and format
The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year. Most subjects are taught intensively over five days, with some subjects taught for two hours each week during the semester.
Subjects delivered online will have a combination of pre-recorded lecture content, live sessions and discussion boards among other resources. On-campus subjects involve interactive, seminar-style classes in the Law Building in Melbourne.
Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students regardless of delivery mode.
Full-time students enrol in 50 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of six months. Part-time* students enrol in 25 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of one year. Semesters without enrolments require a student to apply for a leave of absence.
*Part-time enrolment is for domestic students only. Part-time students may reduce their study load to 12.5 credit points per half-year period and thus have a maximum course duration of two years.
For detailed course and subject information, see the Handbook: Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law.
Professor Ian Freckelton AO QC
The students in this specialisation include lawyers and health practitioners. Together, they critically examine a range of legal and ethical issues arising from the relationship between health practitioners and patients, or relating to particular medical procedures, or arising from the quest to prevent the myriad modern causes of ill-health, such as tobacco, alcohol and climate change.Co-Director of Studies, Health and Medical Law - Ian Freckelton
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