HC 260 Legal Issues in Hlth Care Deliv
S1J 2012 DN
Cooper, Anthony G.
B.S., Criminal JusticeM.S.A., Health Care Administration
Student Lounge or Class Room (following class)
By Appointment after class
January 16th-March 11th
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration by George D. Pozgar, 10th ed., 2007.
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Lectures/discussions, case studies, research, and presentations will contribute toward obtaining and understanding of the legal issues in health care delivery. Clear and concise communication, particularly in oral form is important and necessary in developing an understanding of health care law. Students shall be challenged to demonstrate an understanding of the class curriculum in written and oral form in addition to examinations. Sound prudent thoughts shall require some degree of research and analysis; therefore, students shall be required to utilize independent research and evaluation methods to support theories and beliefs.
The very nature of this course requires student participation in class discussions. Students will be expected to submit two (2) writing assignments (which includes a final term paper and an in-class PowerPoint presentation) during the course term related to current legal issues in the health care field. Further, students shall orally present two (2) submissions before the class. Written assignments shall be prepared in standard Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman double spaced 12 pt font. APA format.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Please read and be prepared to discuss chapters 1-4 prior to our initial class.
Examinations will cover chapter content; therefore, it is important students familiarize themselves with the assigned text book.
Advanced preparation lends to a enhanced learning experience.
A final paper not less than five (5) pages is to be prepared on a contemporary legal issue consistent with the course curriculum (e.g., patients’ rights, tort law, tort reform, duty of care etc). The paper should reflect the students understanding of the law and its application within the health care delivery system. Additionally the final paper should balance fact and opinion as discovered by the student through independent research. This will require the student to explore various sources in order to formulate a well organized product. Students shall adhere to APA format. Citations are required giving credit to the original source of the students information (see section on plagiarism). Additionally, the student should remember opinion is more readily accepted when supporting fact is provided.
Grading will be based on exams and written assignments. Exams and assignments will cover assigned readings, lectures and classroom discussions. Students who do not attend class regularly or do not participate in class discussions should not expect to perform as well as those who do.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
Evaluated on a case-by-case basis with the understanding a deduction in points will likely be assessed. In the event a foreseeable situation (scheduled medical procedure for example) arises, it is the students responsibility to notify the instructor in advance to arrange for writing submissions and exam makeups.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The instructor shall attempt to set realistic student expectations with the understanding the student has additional obligations outside of this particular class (Family, Job, additional studies etc.). Students should however manage their time efficiently in preparation for class as necessary. Independent and group study may be necessary in order to grasp the course curriculum.
Class Readings Topic
Class 1 Chapter 1 Historical Perspective
Chapter 2 Introduction to Law
Chapter 3 Tort Law
Chapter 4 Criminal Aspects of Health Care
Class 2 Exam #1 Chapters 2, 3 & 4
Writing Assignment #1 (discussed during class)
Chapter 6 Civil Procedure and Trial Practice
Chapter 8 Medical Staff
Chapter 9 Nursing and the Law
Chapter 10 Liability by Departments and Health Professionals
Class 4 Chapter 11 Information Management and Health Care Records
Chapter 12 Patient Consent
Class 5 Final Writing Assignment/PowerPoint Presentation (discussed during class)
Chapter 13 Legal Reporting Obligations
Chapter 14 Issues of Procreation
Class 6 Exam #2 Chapters 11 & 13
Chapter 15 Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 17 Health Care Ethics
Class 7 Chapter 20 Employment, Discipline, and Discharge
Class 8 Term Paper/PowerPoint (Final Paper Due) Final Exam Chapters 15 & 17
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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