University of Otago Health Law Intensive 2020 Monday, 21 September 2020

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The University of Otago and Vida Law are pleased to offer a Health Law Intensive Course designed specifically for senior clinicians, board members, chief executives and managers working in the New Zealand Health Sector.

The course will be held over 21-25 September 2020 in Wellington. If by 17 July 2020, any of the below circumstances apply, the course will be postponed until next year:
- The Alert Level does not allow for gatherings of more than 20 people
- There are restrictions around domestic travel
- There are insufficient numbers to run the course

What to expect

The course consists of 5 full days of intensive teaching.

Each day includes lectures, case studies, and small group work, addressing the most important legal issues and challenges faced by the health sector. 

A course overview is set out in the brochure here.

Numbers are limited to allow plenty of interaction with presenters and other participants. 

Participants will be expected to prepare for the course with pre-course reading, and will be assessed. 

Who should attend? 

  • You will benefit from this course if you are working in a senior role in the health sector. In particular, you should consider attending if you: 
  • Practise as a chief medical adviser, clinical director/leader or as a senior clinician in the New Zealand health sector (as a doctor, nurse, or other registered health practitioner) 
  • Serve as a board member, chief executive, or senior manager of a health sector organisation (including DHBs, private hospitals, and NGOs) 
  • Have worked as a senior clinician or manager in an overseas jurisdiction and wish to develop your knowledge of New Zealand health law 
  • Are undertaking vocational training with any of the Royal Australasian Colleges
  • Are considering studying towards a postgraduate qualification in health law, such as a University of Otago Masters in Bioethics and Health Law. 


For more information and to enrol, see here.