Introduction to Health Law Principles

  • Qualification:

    Course Unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Start date:

    August 2019

  • Awarded by:

    Monash University

Course UnitCourse unit
Work towards a qualification one subject at a time, or complete a stand-alone course unit for personal interest or professional development. You may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for studying this unit.

Course Rundown

Are you a health management professional seeking a more thorough understanding of how the law impacts health services? If so, this single-unit Introduction to Health Law Principles course from Monash Online is for you.

This fully online course examines legal principles that relate to and impact healthcare. Over six weeks, you’ll become conversant in key areas of healthcare law, including; negligence, consent, privacy, clinical research, abortion, euthanasia, mental health, infectious diseases, complaints, ethics and human rights.

This unit will help you boost your career and round out your role as a well-informed, ethical health management professional. It can also be used as credit towards a major program of study.



There are no prerequisites for this course.

What You’ll Learn

This is a single-unit course and may be used toward credit for future studies in health.

Why study with Monash University?

Monash University offers its students a unique learning opportunity with their 100% online courses. Receive a premier experience with their personalised and interactive online courses in health, psychology and technology.

Undertake an online course and receive full access to instructors, fellow students, and dedicated tools including discussion forums and live video chat. With over 280,000 graduates and a ranking in the top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education Learning 2016-’17), Monash University is widely recognised and renowned as innovators of education.

Student Support

As a student of Monash Online, you’ll be able to access their study planner tool, which will aid you with your time management and act as your personalised study timetable.

Their simple to navigate online courses makes online learning as seamless as possible, plus you'll have a personal Student Success Advisor to guide you throughout your learning journey.

Exchange ideas, receive feedback and generate opportunities by connecting with instructors and peers in real time.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how common law principles and statutes affect the delivery of healthcare services.

Successful completion of this unit can be used as credit toward a full qualification.*

*Subject to course entry requirements

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The fee for this course unit in health is $3,737.50