ADVANCED LAW INTENSIVE
24 & 25 November 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The ALI examines consent to medical treatment (adults, children) and clinical negligence more closely, particularly in relation to the various Civil Liability Acts or equivalents. Day one concludes with an examination of trespass (lack of consent) and negligence in the context of the criminal law. Day two discusses the issues surrounding patient safety and open disclosure. The day concludes with looking at the regulation of health professionals.
The ALI is therefore designed to provide a more in depth understanding of the three general areas the law can personally affect a clinician in practice; the civil law, criminal law and disciplinary law. Case scenarios relevant to the topics will also be discussed in small groups.
The Basic Law Intensive is generally a pre-requisite to attending the Advanced Law Intensive. If you have completed other studies in medical law, please contact us to ascertain whether you can attend the Advanced Law Intensive without having attended the Basic Law Intensive.
This program has been allocated 40 Category 1 points (Activity: 141275) in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017-19 triennium.
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Dr Don Buchanan | Forensic Physician & Legal Practitioner
Don Buchanan has been a full time forensic medical officer in Queensland for 26 years, during which time he was director of state government medical officer services for 7 years. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists. He obtained a Master of Public Health from the University of Queensland in 1996 and was awarded a Juris Doctor (a graduate law degree) from the University of Queensland in 2003 and admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2004. He is registered as a barrister through the Bar Association of Queensland. He has also completed a Master of Laws (Health Law) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Professor Roy Beran | Consultant Neurologist and Lawyer, FACLM
Roy is trained as a consultant neurologist and accredited sleep physician, as well as working within legal medicine and aviation medicine. He is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, QLD and Conjoint Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He is a founding Fellow and past President of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and is the Australian Governor & Secretary General of the World Association for Medical Law (WAML) and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Professor John Devereux | Professor of Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
John Devereux teaches and researches the law of torts at the UQ Law School. He has a special interest in medical law, most notably in the areas of competency to consent to medical treatment and in epilepsy and the law. A Rhodes Scholar, John has worked as a lawyer in a variety of contexts including as a Barrister, as a consultant to a multi-national law firm, a Law Reform Commissioner for Queensland, a legal member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and as a Defence Force Magistrate. John was formerly Lecturer in Law at Keble College, Oxford University and Assistant Dean of Magdalen College, Oxford University. He is a former Associate Vice Chancellor of A.C.U. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and the legal member of the Queensland Health Quality and Complaints Commission.