Legal issues in medicine – LAW4312

Review 1

When did you complete this unit? Semester and Year

Semester 2 2020.

Teaching of the Unit (lecture, class and tutorial style)

2 x 1.5 hour lectures but we had discussion in them as well, kind of like a lec-torial style.

What are assessments and exams like?

1 x 40% policy essay and 1 x 60% problem question exam.

Essentiality of readings? i.e. Must complete or are lectures sufficient?

Not essential, but doing the readings for the topics that are a bit unclear helps!!

Pros and Cons of the Unit

Pros- really interesting content and Fiona is so passionate. By far my favourite subject.

Cons- the essay question was quite confusing, I arranged a meeting with Fiona to discuss it and only then was able to formulate my answer. Probably the longest amount of time I’ve spent on an essay and I think it would be hard to do well if you didn’t meet with her. I managed to do well, but from what I heard her marking was extremely hard on the essay- she has high expectations.

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Quality of the unit

General feedback + tips for students

Attend the lectures- you will learn the best by this and engaging in discussion, also Fiona will appreciate and notice you being there!

Review 2

When did you complete this unit? Semester and Year

Second Semester, 2021.

Teaching of the Unit (lecture, class and tutorial style)

2 Lectures per week, No tutorials, Online.

What are assessments and exams like?

A research essay, topics of which were contentious and there was not a lot of clarity offered by the chief examiner over one of the topics, resulting in less than satisfactory feedbacks from students.

Essentiality of readings? i.e. Must complete or are lectures sufficient?

Lectures are sufficient but readings are necessary for certain cases highlighted by the lecturer.

Pros and Cons of the Unit

Exciting content, the syllabus is spread out really well. If the chief examiner communicated well, I would’ve found no cons.

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Quality of the unit

General feedback + tips for students

Keep your notes up to date, it’s super content-heavy and its very easy to get confused between facts of certain cases. Make sure you understand the topic of your research assignment and that there is no confusion between what areas that have to be discussed between you and your examiner as that can be a slippery slope to an unsatisfactory mark.