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Course Name Comparative Health Law
Course Code LAW 6865P
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

The Comparative Health Law course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about how different societies grapple with common challenges in health care systems and to consider whether and how these comparisons can be helpful in guiding change within a particular system. Human biology and the fundamental principles of health care are the same around the world. The economic, social, and ethical aspects of health care are similar as well, though reflected through the prism of each society's culture, history and political framework. The legal responses to these economic, social and ethical debates therefore can vary from one society to another. This Comparative Health Law course will provide students with an opportunity to explore differences and similarities between the ways in which law and health care interact in different societies. This course will provide exposure to comparative approaches to topics ranging from the structure and financing of the health care system to legal aspects of reproduction and death. The course readings include a diverse range of sources, from traditional law cases and statutes drawn from domestic and foreign jurisdictions to excerpts from popular news accounts, medical journals, and social science articles. Students will have an opportunity to discuss and debate both the uses of comparative health law in policy development and the policies themselves. The course will use Canada and the U.S. as the base for comparison but will explore the approaches adopted in other countries as well.

Upcoming Offerings

Summer 2020

Specialization Health Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.