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LWN194 Select Issues in Medical Law and Ethics

Some of the debates at the forefront of contemporary issues in ethics and health law can be resolved by clarifying the fundamental concepts that are presupposed by participants in those debates. For example, some proponents of the legalisation of euthanasia claim that withholding and withdrawing medical treatment is no different from providing a lethal injection. Whether or not this claim is true depends on how euthanasia is defined, and so is a conceptual, rather than a moral, issue. A similar approach can bear much fruit in many other controversial areas in this field, including dilemmas about embryonic stem cell research, reproductive ethics, organ donation and the definition of death, and the ethics of human enhancement technologies. This unit explores these common dilemmas using this approach.

Unit information

Unit code
LWN194
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point (External)
Semester 1, 2020 (Block) 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $3,036
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $4,536

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For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
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