MDA 208 W - Medical Ethics, Law and Economics
Review of the medical ethics which set the standard of conduct for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Requirements to practice medicine, legal liabilities of the profession, and the importance of medicolegal consent forms. Legal arrangements of private medical practices, medical care financing, and systems of health care delivery.
3 Class Hours
This course is designated as a writing emphasis course.
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Define medical etiquette, ethics, and medicolegal principles and describe the difference between them.
2. Describe managed care and other medical practice policies and management procedures.
3. Identify the ethical principles as they pertain to the student's healthcare specialty.
4. Define and discuss the importance of maintaining HIPAA regulations as it pertains to the healthcare setting.
5. Describe basis for the scope of practice of various health care professionals, including the education, training, credentialing, and personal capabilities of practitioners in each discipline.
6. Describe the differences and similarities between civil and criminal law.
7. Recognize and describe regulations and professional liability for the health care professional.
8. Define the public duties regarding statutory and regulatory requirements.
9. Describe the different types of consent and the consent process.
10. Define and describe allocation of medical resources.
11. Recognize and discuss the ethical implications of various situations such as abortion, death and dying, and genetic engineering.
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