This course provides a critical overview of international health law within the context of the development of contemporary international law as well as the structures and features of global health governance. The course will focus on the following issues underlying international health law and that will provide opportunities for critical analysis and a fresh approach to the subject:
• Definition, scope and functions of international health law;
• The role of WHO as the main institutional actor in health governance, and its normative role;
• Interactions of public health concerns with international instruments and regimes such as those regulating international trade and investments, human rights, international security and environmental protection;
• The main features and actors of "global health governance" and their role in the development of international health law; and
A critical assessment of the adequacy of international health law for the protection and promotion of public health and prospects for their development and reform.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of how international law regulates health, both in theory and in practice;
- Demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on global health issues and to consider how international organisations deal with health, including the effectiveness of strategies used to address global health issues;
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the relationship between international health law and various other bodies of international law and an ability to apply and/or explain how these principles sit within the broader international legal framework;
- Demonstrate an ability to think critically about international health law and to engage in complex analysis of the international law bearing on health; and
- Plan and execute complex legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment for this course will likely consist of
- Class Participation (10%); and
- Research Essay (90%, 6,000 words).
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Workload26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assumed KnowledgeParticipants must have completed Principles of International Law (LAWS8182) or equivalent.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6694||04 Jul 2016||04 Jul 2016||15 Jul 2016||18 Aug 2016||In Person||N/A|