LGP 931 (01) - Health Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2017 - Law (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 14254
This course provides a general introduction to the law and policy of health care delivery in the United States. You will gain an understanding of the legal and policy considerations that shape the relationships between providers - physicians and hospitals, patients, and regulators, and how different areas of law have developed when applied within the health care industry. This course will also give students an understanding of how public health policy is developed and intersects with the health care delivery system. Because health law is a broad subject matter, this course will briefly cover a wide range of topics, including the physician-patient relationship, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, medical malpractice, conflicts of interest, human subjects research, regulation of drugs and devices, end-of-life decision-making, legal issues surrounding human genetics, and public health policy. Eligibility: Open to second and third year students. Prerequisites: None. Grading: Evaluation based on a combination of 1. final exam 30%; 2. oral presentations 15%; 3. graded exercises 44%; and 4. class participation 11%.
Instructors: Elaine Michaud

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2017 12/8/2017 R 5:15pm - 8:15pm UNHL 201