Law & Public Health Practice

Department
  • European Master in Health Economics and Management
Course unit code
  • IHSM-EU-HEM-M3.1
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 3
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • not available
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students will be aware of the significance and possible implica-tions of the EU’s values (general as well as health related ones) and the ‘corner-stone’ of human dignity in some selected fields of public health.
    Students will be able to identify possible challenges in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) including surrogacy.
    Students will be familiar with the EU’s acquis on communicable disease control (CDC), both in general, as well as with regard to the EU’s values.
    Students can reflect the significance of human dignity and the other EU values in the field of new technologies and digitaliza-tion.
Mode of delivery
  • -
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • EU institutions, decision making, sources etc
    How to solve (health related) cases in the context of the funda-mental freedoms
    Cross-border healthcare vs. medical tourism
    Patient Rights
    Assisted reproductive technologies (ART), including surrogacy
    Stem cell patentability
    Communicable diseases
    Knowledge into action I: the role of evidence in policy
    Knowledge into action II: the role of people, networks and inter-ests in policy
    Micro-level decision-making: the case of rationing in the UK NHS
    The case of technology adoption
    Focus on the Public-Private Partnerships framework as one of the legal tools to provide services of general interest
    Analysis of nonprofit organizations in the EU and US legal context
    Analysis of EU law and of some of the ECJ decisions
Recommended or required reading
  • Frischhut M. (2017). What one should know about the European Union (EU). A quick introduction to EU law (4th edition). Wien: NWV; or equivalent book, especially if it is more comprehensive / detailed.
    Frischhut, M. (2017). Legal and Ethical Issues of Cross-Border Repro-ductive Care from an EU Perspective: Chapter 17. In M. K. Smith & L. Puczkó (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism (pp. 203-218). London, New York: Taylor & Francis.
    Frischhut, M., & Greer, S. L. (2017). EU public health law and policy - communicable diseases. In T. K. Hervey, C. Young, & L. E. Bishop (Eds.), Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy (pp. 315-346). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    Tallacchini, M. (2017). Medical Technologies and EU Law: The Evolu-tion of Regulatory Approaches and Governance. In M. Cremona (Ed.), New technologies and EU law (pp. 9-37). Oxford: Oxford University Press (GBP).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English