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    Master of Health and Medical Law

    University of Melbourne

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    Australia, Melbourne

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    On Campus

    Course Code

    074999B

    Campuses

    Parkville

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines22-Jul-2024
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    Duration 1 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 51,264  / year
    Next Intake 22-Jul-2024

    Master of Health and Medical Law

    About

    The Master of Health and Medical Law (MHlth&MedLaw) gives legal practitioners, doctors, health professionals and administrators the legal knowledge to take the next step in their careers.

    It’s available for both law and non-law graduates and the flexible structure makes it ideal for working professionals looking to immerse themselves in the study of health and medical law.

    Working with lecturers who are leaders in their fields, and fellow students from Australia and around the world, you’ll gain advanced understanding of a range of legal and ethical issues relating to the field of health and medical law.

    The Master of Health and Medical Law is part of the world-renowned Melbourne Law Masters program.

    Related offerings

    As a student in the Master of Health and Medical Law, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of health and medical law, including:

    • the theoretical framework surrounding health and medical law, and contemporary ethical and theoretical issues
    • the law concerning the relationship between doctor and patient as well as that relating to particular procedures; and
    • the provision of concise legal advice to plaintiffs and defendants in medical litigation

    You’ll also develop skills in critical analysis and the ability to interpret and transmit your ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences, including clients.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) you must:

    • Have completed a three-year undergraduate degree with at least two years in science or technology areas of study within the last 10 years
    • Have completed at least 50 points at third-year level in science or technology areas of study (or equivalent) within the last 10 years
    • Have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65% in your undergraduate degree
    • Meet the specific requirements for the discipline area or research project you apply for - see below for stream-specific requirements.

    Stream-specific requirements

    • Agricultural Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Anatomy and Physiology, and Neuroscience: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Animal Science and Management: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Biochemistry and Pharmacology: if specialisation in Pharmacology, a major in Pharmacology or in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Biosciences: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed research project
    • Chemistry: a major in Chemistry. Applications from otherwise qualified graduates who have not completed a Chemistry major will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Selection Committee.
    • Clinical Pathology: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed research project
    • Earth Sciences: a major in Earth Sciences, or in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Ecosystem Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed research project
    • Food Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Forest Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Geography: a major in Geography with an average of at least H2B (70%) in second and third-year subjects in Geography, or equivalent
    • Human Nutrition: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medical Biology: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medicine (Austin Health): an undergraduate 3-year degree in a relevant experimental science discipline with an average of at least H2B (70%-74%), or equivalent.
    • Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medicine (St Vincent's Hospital): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medicine (Western Health): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Microbiology and Immunology: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Optometry and Vision Sciences: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Oral Health Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Otolaryngology: a major in a discipline relevant to hearing sciences
    • Paediatrics: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Pathology: a major in Pathology, or a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project together with a second year pathology or pathophysiology subject, or equivalent. Applications from otherwise qualified graduates who have not completed the above but have practical experience in another biomedical science discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Selection Committee.
    • Population and Global Health: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Primary Care (General Practice): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Psychology: an undergraduate degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited major in Psychology with a weighted average of at least 70% (H2B) in second and third-year (Level 3) Psychology subjects is assigned twice the weight of the average of the second year (Level 2) Psychology subjects.
    • Psychopharmacology (Psychiatry (Austin Health)): a major in pharmacology, psychology or chemistry
    • Surgery (Austin Health): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Veterinary Bioscience: a major in a biological sciences discipline.

    About selection

    • Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection
    • Selection is subject to linking you with the appropriate project and supervisor to maximise your experience
    • Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole or to individual discipline streams and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research
    • The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of your application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.

    English Program Requirements

    IELTS: Score: 7.0, with no band less than 6.5.

    TOEFL: Score: 94+, with writing 24; speaking 20; reading 19; listening 20.

    PEARSON: Score: 72+, with written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 64.

    CAMBRIDGE: Score: 185+, with no skill less than 176.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 51,264 
    University of Melbourne

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