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LLB248 COVID-19 and the Law

Synopsis: The unit follows the life cycle of the pandemic, drawing on present-day examples, to develop students’ knowledge of public health law. Using Australia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as a case study, students will develop knowledge of the history of public health law and the entities tasked with pandemic preparedness. The unit will then examine the issues associated with pandemic responses, including the inherent tension between executive power and individual rights, and the impact on vulnerable communities. Finally, this unit analyses regulatory and ethical requirements relevant to vaccine development and vaccination.

Unit coordinator: Samuel Roach (ACHLR HDR student and Sessional Academic)

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