Healthcare Law and Society

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Healthcare Law and Society

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, Health Science, Pre-Law, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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. 

    Learning Outcomes
    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.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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