Examines the interface between ethics, human rights and public health law. The unit explores these concepts from historical, cultural and international perspectives, in relation to specific public health issues. In addition, emerging concerns, tensions and trends in public health, law, ethics and human rights will also be explored.
Part 1 Moral theory and ethics
Topic 1 Moral theory, rights and principles
Topic 2 Comparative ethics
Part 2 Human rights
Topic 3 History of human rights
Topic 4 Applied ethics and international perspectives on human rights
Part 3 Public health law
Topic 5 Mapping the issues in public health law, ethics and human rights I
Topic 6 Mapping the issues in public health law, ethics and human rights II
Topic 7 Public health and constitutional law
Topic 8 Public health and the Tort system of law
Topic 9 Tensions in public health law: Common law principles and the public interest
Topic 10 Public health powers and civil and criminal law I: Biological perspectives
Topic 11 Public health powers and civil and criminal law II:
Topic 12 Future challenges in public health law, ethics and human rights:
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically discuss moral theory, human rights and human rights principles||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|2||compare cultural and spiritual perspectives and ethics||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|3||critically examine historical and international perspectives of human rights||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|4||critically discuss the theories of democracy and role of government in public health law and practice||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|5||explore the relationship between health rights, human rights and application of ethics to public/primary health practice||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|6||critically analyse the tensions in common law principles and maintenance of the public interest; and examples of public health powers and civil and criminal law||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|7||critically discuss emerging challenges and issues in ethics, human rights, public health law, public/primary health care.||Creativity||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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