Program OverviewHealth law is a dynamic and rapidly growing field, presenting a wide range of practice opportunities and intellectual challenges. The legal issues are increasingly numerous and complex, as regulation of health professionals, institutions and the health care system as a whole continue to intensify. This specialization examines major areas where law and health intersect, including the organization of the Canadian health care system, bioethics, mental health law, professional governance, malpractice, intellectual property, information technology and privacy in health law, human rights and globalization, health facilities law, pharmaceutical regulation, biotechnology and comparative health law.
Who is the Specialization for?
- Law graduates with legal work experience or a strong demonstrated interest in health law.
- Professionals without a law degree who have significant related professional experience in the healthcare sector and wish to develop an advanced knowledge of health law for professional purpose.
Specialization StructureDesigned to meet the needs of working professionals located across Canada and abroad, all courses in this specialization are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-5 day intensives. The Health Law specialization is a cohort-based specialization where courses progressively build upon one another. New students are only accepted into the specialization once every three years. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through coursework or through a combination of coursework and a Major Research Paper.
Degree Requirements Overview
Total credits needed: 36
Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.
|Courses||Course Code||Status||Number of Credits|
|The Canadian Health Care System: Bioethics and the Law||LAW 6861P||Required||3.0 credits|
|The Canadian Health Care System: Legal Frameworks||LAW 6860P||Required||3.0 credits|
|Biotechnology and Issues in Health Law||LAW 6868P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Comparative Health Law||LAW 6865P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Health Facilities Law||LAW 6858P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Human Rights, Globalization and Health Law||LAW 6867P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Information Technology and Privacy in Health Law||LAW 6856||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Intellectual Property in Health Law||LAW 6857P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Malpractice in Health Care||LAW 6864P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Mental Health Law||LAW 6862P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Pharmaceutical Regulation||LAW 6859||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Professional Governance||LAW 6863P||Elective||3.0 credits|