306.650.01 Public Health and the Law
- Health Policy and Management
- 3rd term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tuesday, 3:30 - 6:20pm
Introduces non-lawyers to the important role played by the law in determining the public's health. Students analyze judicial opinions, statutes, and regulations in classroom discussions. Covers substantive legal topics including the balance between individual rights and public health initiatives, privacy, medical malpractice, and informed consent.
- Learning Objectives:
- describe the process of legal reasoning
- assess substantive law in several areas relevant to public health.
- describe the process of legal research
- define some legal terminology
- analyze how the law deals with biomedical and health information
- identify legal issues.
- determine when to consult legal counsel
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on a final exam or a term paper (students choice).
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Consent required of undergraduates
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