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Graduate Program: Medical Law

Program Objective
Medical Law is an area of medicine focusing on the legal rights and responsibilites of both patients and medical care providers. National legislation has even served as a parameter for European Community Law.

Medical Law and its correct application to legal issues are indispendable tools in legal practice. The program provides students with an in-depth look at the laws that govern the relationship between patients, health care providers and other professsionals in healthcare.

The program has been primarily designed for medical doctors and lawyers who specialize in Medical Law, legal practitioners at state agencies and private health insurance companies, legal practicitioners at hospitals, professionals who require knowledge of Medical Law (regional authorities, chambers of commerce and labor, consumer advising centers, patient attorneys), and university graduates before career entry and who wish to learn more about Medical Law.

As the worlds of medicine and law continue to overlap, the program explores the complex parameters of Medical Law and how these can be applied in real-world situations. The program is committed to strengthening Upper Austria as a location of business and academics.

The course will be taught didactically in order to closely link theory and practice so that what is learned in class can be applied in practice.

Admission Requirements:
(1) Applicants applying for admission to the program must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diploma degree in Law,. or a Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diploma degree in Medicine or have a comparable degree in the field.

(2) The more qualified applicants in the field will be given preference. The final decision will be rendered by the Vice Rector of Teaching upon recommendation of the program’s Academic Director.

(3) Applicants who do not meet the academic prerequisites as stated in Sec. 1 may be admitted if open spots are available in the program and if the applicant can show documented proof of comparable qualifications such as a minimum of four years of professional work experience in the field (including unfinished studies and/or short continual education programs).

(4) Applicants admitted to the program in accordance with Sec. 3 may only make up a maximum of 50% of the total number of admitted students.

(5) In order to begin a new program, a minimum number of participants is required. Admission will become official once the minimum number has been attained.

Post Graduate Program: Medical Law
Degree Awarded: "Master of Laws (Medical Law)", abbrev. "LL.M."
Length: 4 semesters

A new program is schedule to begin on September 1, 2017

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