PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND REGULATION
2018/2019, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4318V ( 5 ) / LL5318V ( 5 ) / LL6318V ( 5 )
This course provides an introduction to important topics in public health law and regulation. It explores the use of law as an important tool in protecting the public’s health, responding to health risks and implementing strategies to promote and improve public health. The course reviews the nature and sources of public health law, and regulatory strategies that law can deploy to protect and promote public health. It considers these roles in selected areas within the field: for example, acute public health threats like SARS and pandemic influenza, serious sexually transmitted infections, tobacco control and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
The course will be taught via lecture/seminars, with pre-assigned reading material. Students will be assessed principally on a research assignment (80%) and class participation (20%). Class participation will be assessed based on contributions to in-class discussions and questions/comments posed to guest speakers.
LL4318/LL5318/LL6318 Public Health Law and Regulation; A similar course in another faculty or law school anywhere else.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
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D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
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