Medical Law in Queensland Course 2021 Medical Law in Queensland Course 2021

Event Details

Barry.Nilsson. & Online

Level 21, 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane


Medical Law in Queensland Course 2021

Back for a second year, this is must-attend course of anyone wanting to fine tune their legal knowledge and understand the legal ins-and-outs of delivering healthcare in Queensland. BN Insurance & Health Law Principal, Robert Samut will explore all aspects of medical law in Queensland including medical negligence (and best practice for defending medical negligence claims), health care complaints (and the functions of OHO, AHPRA and the National Boards), consent to medical treatment, assessment of damages, pre-litigation procedures (and an in depth look at the Personal Injury Proceedings Act 2002), open disclosure, privacy, coronial investigations and inquests & resolving disputes.

With the choice to attend in person or via Microsoft Teams, each module you complete will equip you with a range of practical and relevant skills to apply directly to your workplace.

Please contact the Barry.Nilsson. events team via if have any queries about this course.

“I would highly recommend this course to my medical colleagues; those with an interest in direct clinical issues or indirect medicolegal matters. It bridged knowledge between medical and legal, and is an excellent base for real world application. The content was great, and the presentation and support was first class. Thank you to Rob and the team for a great course.”

David Spain, Deputy Director Emergency Department at Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service


What's Included?

  • Practical focus, allowing you to put into practice everything you have learnt and “built” in the course
  • Covers all recent changes to the law as well as a solid grounding in the basic principles affecting the liability of hospitals and doctors and damages in medical negligence claims
  • Build your own claims management guide – individual material provided at the commencement of each module. Full course textbook and resources provided upon completion of all modules.
  • All modules are eligible for CPD points and certificates of attendance will be provided following the completion of the course. 
  • A report for the employer is provided for all participants whose employers would like an analysis of that person’s performance during the course and in the application of the course material to their area of work/practice.

Who should attend?

  • Doctors and allied health care professionals
  • Those working in the area of medical negligence claims
  • Those working in the area of regulation and complaints made against medical professionals
  • Hospitals and other medical administration professionals
  • Insurance and medical defence organisation professionals (claims and underwriting)
  • In-house legal.


  • Full course (6 x modules): $2,250 per person (incl. GST)
  • Individual module: $550 per person (incl. GST)
  • Attend all six modules, or tailor your experience.

Important Dates & Location

This course can be attended in person or via Microsoft Teams. For those attending in person, workshops and tutorials will be held at BN’s Brisbane office – level 21, 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.

Module Workshop (9.00am - 1.00pm) Tutorial (10.00am - 11.00am)
1 17 March 2021 25 March 2021
2 7 April 2021 15 April 2021
3 5 May 2021 13 May 2021
4 2 June 2021 10 June 2021
5 7 July 2021 15 July 2021
6 4 August 2021 12 August 2021

“I have benefited immensely from this course as it is packed with information relevant to the things that I deal with on a day to day basis. Not only has it helped me to understand the complex body of knowledge in the field of health and medical law, it has enabled me to feel much more confident in my position as a claims manager.”

Deborah Haley, Legal Claims Manager at Townsville Hospital & Health Service


Course Outline

See an overview of each module below

Module 1
  • Medical Negligence and Best Practice in Defending Medical Negligence Claims
  • Health care complaints and the functions of OHO, AHPRA and the National Boards.

Module 2
  • Consent to Medical Treatment
  • Guardianship
  • Obstetric Malpractice
Module 3
  • Assessment of Damages
  • Heads of Damage in Injury Claims
Module 4
  • Pre-Litigation Procedure
  • Personal Injury Proceedings Act 2002
Module 5
  • Open Disclosure
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege
Module 6
  • Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011
  • Coronial Investigations and Inquests 
  • Resolving Disputes
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