PPL 203 - Reproductive and Health Law I

4 Unit(s)


Health is a vital aspect of the human existence fully protected by the country’s constitution. Yet its critical essence needs to be well articulated within the discipline of law as a course of study because of the important and controversial health care issues involved with implications for the individual, family and society. Introduction: (a) definitions (b) evolution of health law (c) sources of health law, statutes, regulations, policies etc. (d) right to health under municipal laws, regional and international treaties / instruments (e) overview of pertinent issues relating to the Nigerian health care delivery system (f) legal framework of health care decision – making, including professional self-regulation, government regulation moral judgment and the market discipline.