(Each of the courses listed below carries 9 credits unless otherwise stated.)

Compulsory Courses:

  • LLAW6269 Introduction to medical law OR LLAW6270 Introduction to medical practice
  • LLAW6271 Bioethics foundations
  • LLAW6272 The physician-patient relationship
  • LLAW6274 The beginning and end of life
  • LLAW6250 The regulation of biomedical research

Capstone Courses:

(Candidates must choose one of the following courses.)

  • LLAW6054 9-credit Dissertation
  • LLAW6273 Practicum project


(a) Law Electives (Offered by the Department of Law)

  • LLAW6209 Comparative family law
  • LLAW6106 Global information technology law and practice
  • LLAW6005 Hong Kong intellectual property law
  • LLAW6120 Intellectual property and information technology
  • LLAW6212 Intellectual property protection in China: law, politics and culture
  • LLAW6140 Intellectual property, innovation and development
  • LLAW6132 International and comparative intellectual property law
  • LLAW6291 Mental disability and the law
  • LLAW6219 Patent law
  • LLAW6164 Principles of family law
  • LLAW6046 Privacy and data protection
  • LLAW6275 The legal foundations of global health and development

(b) Non-law Elective Courses (Offered by the School of Public Health and the Department of Social Work and Social Administration)

  • CMED6909 Comparing systems of elder care (3 credits)
  • CMED6104 Emerging infectious diseases and "one health" (3 credits)
  • CMED6204 Health & society (3 credits)
  • CMED6902 Health economics (3 credits)
  • CMED6900 Health policy and politics (3 credits)
  • CMED6218 Human health: futures in a globalized world (3 credits)
  • CMED6216 Personalised public health (3 credits)
  • CMED6201 Principles of public health (3 credits)
  • *SOWK6292 Ageing and health (6 credits)
  • *SOWK6214 Children and youth mental health (6 credits)
  • *SOWK6084 Intervention in health care settings (6 credits)
  • *SOWK6201 Mental health problems in old age (6 credits)
  • *SOWK6310 Psychosocial approaches in mental health care (6 credits)
  • *SOWK6283 Social work with persons with mental health problems (6 credits)

* Subject to approval


  1. Description of the compulsory, capstone, and law elective courses above is available here.
  2. Not all courses will be offered in any given year. For actual courses available, please refer to the Department of Law, School of Public Health, and Department of Social Work and Social Administration.
  3. Some of the courses may be offered on an intensive basis before the commencement of or during the semester. 

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