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Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Pamela Davis
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

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 Objective(s):

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Describe the process of legal reasoning. 2. Define substantive law in several areas relevant to public health. 3. Illustrate the process of legal research. 4. Describe aspects of legal terminology, and demystify aspects of the law for non-lawyers. 5. Evaluate how the law deals with biomedical and health information. 6. Identify legal issues. 7. Decide when to consult legal counsel.

Methods of Assessment: class participation and final paper
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/18/2012 - Wed 06/20/2012
  • Monday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: