Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Law

The University of Melbourne

Melbourne Law School's specialisation in health and medical law is open to lawyers in medico-legal or more general practice and to doctors and other health professionals and administrators (no prior legal qualification is required). Subjects include Comparative Health Law (taught by Professor Mary Anne Bobinski from the University of British Columbia); Health Law and Emerging Technologies; Health Law and Human Rights; International Health Law (taught by Professor Lawrence Gostin, Georgetown University); Medical Ethics (taught by Oxford bioethicist Professor Julian Savulescu); Medical Litigation; and Regulation of Health Practitioners.

Course Fee:

Australian: $21,344
International: $21,344

Entry Requirements:

A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) at honours standard or equivalent leading to admission to legal practice or A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to legal practice and at least one year of documented, relevant professional experience or An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and at least one year of documented, relevant professional work experience. All applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University of Melbourne. Students can use TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (academic tests) or CAE to meet the University's English language requirements. Must meet requirements in one sitting and within the 24 months preceding application. The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974.

Structure:

Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list. 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.

Subjects you can Study:

Comparative health law; Health law and emerging technologies; Health Law and Human Rights; International Health Law; Medical Ethics; Medical litigation regulation of health practitioners

Who for:

Lawyers in the medico-legal area and to doctors and other health professionals and administrators

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Law Clerk, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Parkville No info Yes Part time 1 year
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