306.650.01 PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE LAW
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
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
- Tuesday 3:30 - 6:20