QLLM190 EU Healthcare law: Rights, Policies and Instruments (Sem 1)
Cannot be combined with module QLLM189.
This module examines the laws and policies of the European Union regarding healthcare primarily from a rights-based perspective. The module will start by looking at the powers, strategies, instruments and techniques used by the EU to develop its policies in this area. It will then consider the relationship between the EU internal market and healthcare from the perspective of individual rights of patients and health professionals as well as the relationship between healthcare and fundamental rights in the European Union.
The module aims to equip students with a solid understanding of the objectives of EU health policies, the tools that they use and their relationship with national law and policies, detailed knowledge of the EU law rights of patients and health professionals as well as an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of rights-based approaches to healthcare in a European context.
Mode of Assessment:
2 x 2,500 word course essays