Health Law

Course Information

Course Number
L6355
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Administrative Law and Public Policy, Health Care and the Law
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
Online Course

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

This is a survey course covering legal issues in health care delivery, financing, and the responsibilities of health care professionals to patients. The course introduces students to an area that constitutes more than one-sixth of the U.S. economy, with a view toward accessibility and quality of care. The course will include traditional areas of interest including provider-patient relationships, state and federal regulation of health care providers, insurance and managed care, access to health care, liability of individuals and institutions, and fraud and abuse, as well as understanding health care as one among many determinants of health. There will also be an analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including legal challenges to the statute since its enactment.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2021
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
3:15 - 5:15 pm
Points
4
Method of Evaluation
Exam
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in a specific body of law, including major policy concerns
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in doctrinal analysis, including close reading of cases and precedents, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in statutory and regulatory analysis, including close reading of statutes and regulations, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in ethical and professional issues
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in judicial, legislative and/or administrative processes
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in values-based considerations in law-making
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in jurisprudential considerations in legal analysis
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the historical development of law and legal institutions
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in comparative law analysis of legal institutions and the law

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None