Health and Medical Law
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 International Health Law (taught by Professor Lawrence Gostin, internationally acclaimed scholar, Georgetown University); Current Issues in Negligence, Hot Topics in Medical Law, Patients’ Rights and Public Protection, Medical Litigation (taught by Bill Madden, a leading plaintiffs’ solicitor at Slater and Gordon); Registration of Health Professionals, Medical Ethics (taught by Oxford bioethicist Professor Julian Savulescu) and two new subjects taught by Melbourne Senior Counsel and forensic expert in Medical Law, Professor Ian Freckelton SC, Health Law and Human Rights and Mental Health Law.
Director of Studies
Professor Loane Skene
All subjects can be taken as part of a degree or on a single subject basis.