LAWS 3016 Elder Law
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200632
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Description This unit examines law relevant to an aging community. The legal issues are examined in a broad social, cultural and ethical context. Issues of legal capacity relevant not only to the law of contracts but also to medical treatment and end of life decisions are considered. Similarly the law relating to areas of special importance to the elder community such as age discrimination, pensions, retirement villages, wills and estate planning are also discussed.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 0409 - Elder Law
- Critically evaluate the legal, policy, moral and practical issues concerning Substitute Decision Making for older people.
- Identify and analyse the legal, policy, moral and practical issues that may concern older people in relation to discrimination, abuse, accommodation and retirement finances and estate planning.
- Communicate clearly, accurately, logically and persuasively.
Policymaking and the older person
Legislation affecting older persons
Role of the Guardianship Division of NCAT
Role of the NSW Trustee and Guardian
Role of the Public Guardian
Substitute Decision Making
Medico-legal issues associated with aging
Privacy and Confidentiality
Multicultural issues associated with ageing
Making or not making a will
Where to from here?
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Final Exam (Take Home)||72 hours||40||N||Individual|
- McCullagh, R, Australian Elder Law (Thomson Reuters, 2018)
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.