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 Research Paper.
Program Requirements Overview
Total credits needed: 36
Note that students without a law degree are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term.
|Courses||Course Code||Status||Number of Credits|
|The Canadian Health Care System: Bioethics and the Law||LAWH 6861||Required||3.0 credits|
|The Canadian Health Care System: Legal Frameworks||LAWH 6860||Required||3.0 credits|
|Biotechnology and Issues in Health Law||LAWH 6868||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Comparative Health Law||LAWH 6865||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Disability & Health Law||LAWH 6796||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Health Facilities Law||LAWH 6858||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Human Rights, Globalization and Health Law||LAWH 6867||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Independent Significant Research Paper||LAWH 6848||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Information Technology and Privacy in Health Law||LAWH 6856||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Malpractice in Health Care||LAWH 6864||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Mental Health Law||LAWH 6862||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Pharmaceutical Regulation||LAWH 6859||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Professional Governance||LAWH 6863||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Selected Topics in Health Law||LAWH 6701||Elective||3.0 credits|