Professional Certificate in Health Law

Degree Type Professional Certificate
Duration 3 months full-time
or part-time equiv.

Navigate shifting landscapes

With major advances in technology and policy, healthcare is becoming increasingly complex and regulated. The medico-legal environment is evolving to reflect these changes, and keeping up can be challenging.

This intensive award program is available to both legal and health professionals wanting a deeper understanding of policy, health law and bioethics from national, international and intercultural perspectives.

What will you do?

Our Professional Certificate in Health Law is delivered through intensive seminars, making it ideal for working professionals. You will:

  • learn about the legal framework supporting healthcare
  • consider legal issues around increasing involvement of technology in healthcare
  • analyse decision-making processes and ethical arguments in healthcare settings
  • build knowledge of regulatory strategies and enforcement approaches.

Where could it take you?

You might serve on a medical board, tribunal or council. You could consult with biotech start-ups on legal constraints. Perhaps you’ll influence policy around euthanasia or reproductive technology.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    How to Apply

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $10,250

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister, Legal Officer / Legal aid, Business Lawyer, Nurse Educator, Community Legal Services Officer, Policy Adviser, Corporate Lawyer, Public Health, Public Health Management, Public Health Officer, Doctor / Medical Practitioner, Health Educator, Health Information Manager, Health Officer, Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Health, Safety and Welfare Manager, Jury Consultant

  • Degree Structure

    The Professional Certificate in Health Law comprises two 3-unit courses:

    • LAW 7151 Health, Medical and Biotech Law
    • LAW 7061 Bioethics and the Law.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

  • Further Information

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020