Course Description: Private and public law related to health care organizations, personnel, ethics, care standards, and breach of care liability. Topics include: torts, contracts, statutory law, patients' rights, antitrust law, finance, medical records, and licensure, as well as constitutional and administrative law related to state and federal health care programs. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:Students will receive broad instruction in the areas of private and public law as it relates to health care with special emphasis on torts, contracts, statutory law, patient's rights, antitrust laws, finance, and medical records.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the terminology, legal concepts, case law, and current legal trends as they relate to health care and the law.
Students will demonstrate a mastery of course material through success on quizzes and a final exam.
Course Assessment: Weekly examinations, class participation, homework preparation for class, and final exam.
Grading: Weekly examinations: 6 weekly tests= 60% of grade
Class participation/homework preparation: 20% of grade
Final Exam: 20% of grade
Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
90--100 A, 80--89 B, 70--70 C, 60--69 D, Below 60=F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students must make up weekly test prior to next weekly test. If student fails to make up test prior to next weekly test, then students grade may be reduced by 5 points. Extreme emergencies or illness will not invoke this provision of the course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to be on time for class, maintain proper decorum and order, participate in class, be prepared for class, and refrain from disruption of the class. Any problems should be addressed to the professor individually.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Tues June 7 Class--
Chapter 1-- Historical Perspective
Chapter 2-- Introduction to Law
Homework—Chapter 3-- Tort Law
Thurs June 9 Class-- Chapter 3
Homework—Chapter 4--Criminal Aspects
of Health Care
Chapter 5-- Contracts and Antitrust
Tues June 14 Class-- TEST—Ch. 1,2,3
Class—Chapter 4 & 5
Homework—Chapter 6-- Civil Procedure
Thurs June 16 Class-- Review Test
Class-- Chapter 6
Homework—Chapter 7-- Corporate Liability
Chapter 8-- Medical Staff
Tues June 21 Class-- TEST—Ch. 4,5,6
Class—Chapter 7 & 8
Homework—Chapter 9-- Nursing and Law
Thurs June 23 Class-- Review Test
Class-- Chapter 9
Liability by Departments
Chapter 11-- Health Care Records
Tues June 28 Class-- TEST—Ch. 7, 8, 9
Class--Chapter 10 & 11
Homework-- Chapter 12-- Patient Consent
Thurs June 30 Class-- Review Test
Class-- Chapter 12
Homework-- Chapter 13-- Legal Reporting
Chapter 14-- Issues of Procreation
Tues July 5 Class-- TEST—Ch. 10, 11, 12
Class-- Chapter 13 & 14
Homework-- Chapter 15-- Patient Rights
Thurs July 7 Class-- Review Test
Homework-- Chapter 16-- AIDS
Chapter 17-- Health Care Ethics
Tues July 12 Class-- TEST—Ch. 13, 14, 15
Class-- Chapter 16 & 17
Homework-- Chapter 18-- Malpractice
Thurs July 14 Class-- Review Test
Homework--Chapter 19-- Labor Relations
Chapter 20-- Employment, Discipline, &
Tues July 19 Class-- TEST—Ch. 16, 17, 18
Class-- Chapter 19 & 20
Homework--Chapter 21-- Managed Care
Thurs July 21 Class-- Review Test
Homework-- Chapter 22-- Tort Reform
Chapter 23-- Patient Safety/Zero Tolerance
Tues July 26 REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM
Thurs July 28 FINAL EXAM
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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