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INFO Continuing Education Programme Medical Law according to the curriculum 2013 (4 semesters, 75 ECTS-Credits)
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Compulsory Module 4: Employment Law for Health Professions (6 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students that have passed the module know the rights and duties of employees and employers in the health care sector and know how to solve employment law-related conflicts. They are familiar with the most important problem situations of employment law in consideration of gender aspects in hospitals on the one hand, as well as surgeries, sanatoria etc. on the other hand.
Compulsory Module 5: Organisation Law in the Health Care Sector (6 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students that have passed the module know the public and private law framework for offering services in the health care sector and have a grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of the different organisational forms that can accommodate medical services.
Compulsory Module 6: Law of Social and Private Health and Accident Insurance (6 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students that have passed the module understand the system of social health and accident insurance in Austria and the relationships of the social insurance carriers and their contract partners. They also know the legal framework of private health insurance and the relevant insurance contract law. They are moreover familiar with the relationship of social and private insurance law and their respective contribution to financing health care.
Compulsory Module 7: Rights and Duties of Patients (6 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students that have passed the module understand the relationship between patients and the providers of health services and the resulting rights and duties. They know in how far the civil law and public law protects the interest of the patients, especially if they need protection.
Compulsory Module 8: Liability Risks in the Health Care Sector (6 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students that have passed the module know the liability risks in civil and criminal law. They know in which circumstances providers of health services, pharmaceutical products and medical devices can be contractually or tortiously obliged to pay compensation and also to which extent they can be prosecuted.
Compulsory Module 9: Settlement of Disputes in the Health Care Sector (6 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students that have passed the module understand the procedural course of action of a law suit in the health care sector and the roles assumed by the different players. They also know the special forms of out-of-court settlement of disputes in the health care sector and understand their importance in the context of the legal protection system on the whole.
Compulsory Module 10: Law and Ethics in Medical Research (6 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students that have passed the module understand the basic principles of the intellectual property law as far as it relates to medical research or the development of pharmaceutical products or medical devices. They know the legal framework for the development of pharmaceutical products. They understand the ethic limits of medical action and research and understand its consequences for legal questions.
Master's Thesis (15 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)

Notes:
  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).