Course ID: 207276


The Health Law course is designed to provide you with an introduction to critical issues in the field and an understanding of its legal foundations. Beginning with the doctor-patient relationship, we will examine informed decision-making and the changing dynamics between medical practitioners and patients. This part of the course focuses on treatment decisions, substitute decision-making and medical malpractice. Following this, we will explore questions in particular areas such as reproduction, drug liability and promotion, health professions regulation, and medical assistance in dying. The dilemmas in the areas may be viewed from a variety of perspectives including the underlying values at issue, the commercialization of medicine, and the interaction between health and human rights. Cross listed with LAW 807.

Components: Lecture

Assessment Method: Essay/Papers: 75%, Participation 25%

Degree Requirement Fulfilled: Substantial Term Paper