Healthcare Law and Society
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Health Administration, Health Science, Pre-Law, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This module will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of healthcare law and will address contemporary issues arising within healthcare law. The module aims to provide students with a knowledge and critical appreciation of, the current trends and characteristics of the subject area in this complex and evolving area of law.
1. Identify and explain the rules and principles of Irish, European and international law as applicable in a healthcare context.
2. Analyse the social, political and economic context within which health law is developing.
3. Explain the autonomy and legal rights of the individual patient in relation to healthcare.
4. Evaluate the impact of the law in relation to new technologies and treatments in healthcare.
5. Critically analyse problem scenarios with reference to case law, legislation and academic literature.
6. Engage in group discussions about legal problems.