Health and Medical Law

The students in this specialisation include lawyers and health practitioners. Together, they critically examine a range of legal and ethical issues arising from the relationship between health practitioners and patients, or relating to particular medical procedures, or arising from the quest to prevent the myriad modern causes of ill-health, such as tobacco, alcohol and climate change.

The health and medical law specialisation is open to lawyers in medico-legal or more general practice and to doctors and other health professionals and administrators (with no prior legal qualification).


Health and Medical Law study options


Advisory Board

  • Mr Russell Ball, John W Ball & Sons
  • Mr David  Curtain QC, Victorian Bar
  • Professor Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Mr John Snowdon, Southern Health
  • Professor David Studdert, Stanford University, United States

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