LLM European Health Law

Student listening in a seminarModule leader: Jean McHale

Teaching and assessment (2014): Semester 2, Exam - 3hrs

Module description: 

The EU is increasingly having an impact upon domestic health law and policy across member states. This has given rise to increased legislation, regulation and engagement by academic writers and policy makers in this area. This course explores the legal and institutional frameworks that deliver health law and policy in Europe and the nature and extent of their impact upon member states by reference to selected examples.

Seminar topics:

  • The evolution of fundamental rights upon the EU law and policy
  • EU competence in the area of health and modes of governance
  • The impact of consumerism,
  • Principles of free movement and patients seeking treatment in other member states
  • The regulation of EU public health
  • Health and the EU
  • Health and the global context

Methods of assessment

Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.


  • One 6000 word essay


  • One 3-hour written examination

If you'd like to find out how a module will be assessed in the forthcoming academic year please contact the LLM Programmes Administrator at Law-LLM@contacts.bham.ac.uk.



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