AH 231 - Healthcare Law & Ethics
1 Semester Hour Credit
Course Description: This course will cover laws pertaining to health care (confidentiality, patient rights, Hippa regulations) as well as common ethical problems that are encountered and how these problems are handled.
Schedule: Fall, Spring, and Summer. This course is offered in 8-week sessions, three times during the year once per semester.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None
Instructor: Melissa Coleman
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Describe similarities and differences between law and ethics.
- Describe criminal actions that relate to the healthcare worker.
- Describe conduct that may result in the loss of a license/certification for a healthcare professional.
- Describe the term "standard of care."
- Describe various types of medical malpractice.
- Define patient's rights and patient self-determination acts.
- Define differences between licensure and certification.
- Describe confidentiality and the patient's medical record.
- Describe ethical issues relating to life and death.
- The student is expected to read the assigned reading material and come to class prepared for discussion.
- The student will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete all assignments, chapter tests, and final exam.
- Once the assignment, quiz, or test due date has passed, it will not be allowed to be opened and taken.
- A comprehensive final exam will be completed at the conclusion of 13 chapters.
- A letter grade will be awarded upon the completion of the course.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- 2 multiple chapter exams worth 50 points each
- Final exam worth 50 points
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