ProgrammesModule: Health Care Law
Course Title: Health Care Law
Course Code: UU-LAW-2090-ZM
Programme: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - ZM
Background and Rationale
The main objectives of the module are to:
• Develop knowledge and understanding of the main legal features of the regulatory techniques
used in health care law to ‘police’ the relationship between patients and health services.
• Develop knowledge and understanding of the main types of arguments used to justify legal
regulation in the provision of health care and bioethics.
• Develop the ability to critically evaluate the success of legal interventions in health care
law and bioethics.
• Offer an opportunity to develop independent research skills, including analysis and
argumentation (communicated through both oral and written work), drawing on a range of disciplines
• Acquire the ability to critically analyse selected areas of health care law and
After completion of the module, students are expected to be able to:
1. Understand the interaction between patients and the health care system.
2. Understand the socio-political emphasis behind the regulation of health
3. Critically appraise the law to promote health and secure healthcare, using appropriately
selected specific examples to justify your assessment;
4. Consider the relative merits of legal and other mechanisms for regulating
5. Examine the relationship between law, ethics and politics in the context
of health care.
6. Clarify, inform and defend your views on selected issues in health care
law and ethics.
7. Examine and assess specific aspects of health care law in response to
questions posed orally or in writing.
Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM
Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3, Semester 4, Semester 5, Semester 6, Semester 7
Typical Module duration: 4.0