Healthcare Law and Ethics - HCMG 7320

Format: Online

Duration: 7 weeks

Credits: 3

In this class, you will study the legal and ethical issues involving healthcare users, providers, public interest and the government. Some of the topics and subjects covered include the legal system in the United States, tort law, professional negligence, contracts, anti-trust issues, corporate liability, issues regarding medical staff, issues regarding specific healthcare practitioners, nursing law, department liabilities, information systems and management, issues of consent, reporting requirements, patients rights, malpractice insurance, tort reform, employment law, managed care and risk reduction.

Coursework Highlights

Coursework is designed for engagement and collaboration. Here is an example of just some of the assignments and projects you will complete as part of HCMG 7320.

  • Write an executive summary about a researched law review article.
  • Collaborate with your peers on a research paper.

Course Topics

Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics from HCMG 7320 are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • Intro to Anglo Legal System and Ethics
  • Intentional Torts and Negligence
  • Tort Reform and Informed Consent
  • Medical Staff Appointments and Emergency Care
  • Corporate Liability and Taxation of Healthcare Institutions
  • The Right to Refuse and End-of-Life Decisions

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of HCMG 7320 students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply concepts, principles, and processes associated with healthcare law and ethics as it pertains to decision-making
  • Recognize legal issues or problems inherent in a given set of facts or circumstances, analyze and apply legal reasoning in resolving healthcare liability issues
  • Use appropriate terms and vocabulary relevant to healthcare law and ethics
  • Identify the role of counsel in healthcare management
  • Research legal issues using Lexis/Nexis and other research tools
  • Analyze complex legal facts, draw conclusions, apply legal reasoning

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