A comparative view of Australian education in law and medicine

Marcus Smith, Rachael Heath Jeffery

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The professions of law and medicine make an important contribution to society, applying complex theoretical and practical knowledge to serve their clients and patients. Given the significance of these professional roles, it is vital that doctors and lawyers are well-educated and prepared for the challenging situations that will confront them in their professional careers. This article examines and compares education in law and medicine in Australia, with a focus on learning methods, assessment and feedback, integrating case studies from teaching in evidence law and ophthalmology subjects. The article evaluates opportunities to improve education in both fields through a series of comparative observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-620
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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