Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Unit previously coded MON2005


This Unit provides an overview of fundamental legal concepts, principles and institutions which affect professionals across disciplines. Working individually and in groups, students will research and communicate information about current legal issues as applied to their selected profession or discipline.


On completion of this unit, a student should be able to:

  1. Locate and apply regulatory requirements relevant to the student's intended profession
  2. Research, articulate and apply the legal principles relevant to issues arising in professional practice
  3. Communicate effectively about legal principles to a professional audience in a suitable format
  4. Integrate and synthesise inter-disciplinary perspectives to resolve legal problems arising in professional practice
  5. Collaborate effectively with students within and across disciplinary backgrounds in producing a group work output.


Research essay (3000 words): 60%
Group work product (1500 words each) and presentation: 30%
Class participation and attendance: 10%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


48 credit points completed in a bachelor degree course. This unit has a quota and selection process. Please note that there is an application form for this unit, available at: http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/resources/forms/index.html


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LAW1104 - Research and writing
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BTH2012 - Biotechnology regulation law and ethics
NUR1202 - Legal issues and concepts