LAWS 2291 ‑ Health Law and Policy: Current Issues I

CREDIT HOURS: 1

This full-term course offers an opportunity for students to engage critically with a set of eight lectures in health law and policy offered through the Health Law Institute seminar series. These lectures are presented by distinguished guest speakers from a variety of scholarly disciplines and professional fields related to health law and policy. Students enrolled in this course for academic credit are required to do readings in advance and to attend each seminar and accompanying tutorial. They will also write a series of reaction papers as well as a minor paper approximately 15 pages in length. The content of this course changes from year to year, depending on the speakers and issues selected for presentation. Recent topics have included conscientious objection by health care providers, euthanasia, mental health courts, medical science in the courtroom, legislating for catastrophic risk, and HIV testing, disclosure and prosecution.

ENROLMENT: Limited to 16 students.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Reaction papers, one minor paper; seminar and tutorial attendance and participation. 
Restrictions: Credit will only be given once for this course number.