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About us Faculty of Law International programmes LLM programmes 2024-2025 Health and Technology Law

Health and Technology Law

Protecting health on a global scale raises tremendous challenges. Examples of those challenges include the control of infectious diseases, tackling risk factors for chronic diseases, addressing issues in climate change, and ensuring access to proper healthcare. Consequently, healthcare increasingly relies on technology to reduce costs and improve the quality of care. The use of technology in these settings and other ares of life means that we must devote adequate attention to any security and privacy risks the use of (new) technology poses. Many of our global health challenges raise complex legal questions that require the shared expertise from both health law and technology law. That's why we have created our specialized Health and Technology Law LLM programme, to give students the opportunity to obtain a profound knowledge of health law, technology law, as well as the interface between both regimes. Some of the questions this programme examines will include:

  • What is health law, as a discipline that cuts across international, European, and domestic law?
  • What are the legal challenges and opportunities when it comes to improving health, and reducing infectious and chronic diseases in society?
  • How does law relate to the modern online environment, including governance, digital content and intellectual property, criminal activities, e-commerce and fundamental rights (e.g., privacy and patient rights)?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges posed by health technologies such as devices, medicines, and vaccines?
  • How should we address the biomedical challenges and demands of the future in an international and multidisciplinary fashion?

These webpages should provide you with the information needed to enable you to make an informed decision for applying to our programme. Please have a look at the:

We of course welcome enquiries on the programme from prospective students through our information request form.

Prof. Brigit Toebes Academic Director Health and Technology Law
Prof. Brigit Toebes Academic Director Health and Technology Law

The LLM Health and Technology Law is registered as a track under the LLM CROHO label Public International Law (60856).

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