ML: Health Law and Policy Fundamentals (Corbett)
T 5:30PM - 8:15PM
Masters in Law
The overall goal of Health Law and Policy Fundamentals is to enable participants to develop a legal lens which they can use to analyze the problems generated by the health system and the proposed solutions to those problems. This covers the bodies of law that make up the core of health law. It covers the law concerning relationships between doctors and patients, the governance and regulation of hospitals, and the finance and governance of the health system. The course covers each of these areas of law in sufficient depth and breadth to enable participants to develop a legal framework for analyzing relationships between stakeholders in the health system. This course analyzes processes by which each of the areas of law support and regulate the health system in two ways. Firstly, it focuses on the processes by which legislators, courts, administrative decision-makers create legal and regulatory frameworks that support the health care system. Secondly, it focuses on the processes by which these legal actors use the law to influence the outcomes produced by the health care system.
Participation in class discussion is an essential feature of achieving the goal of the course.
JD, LLM, and LLCM students are not permitted to take this class.
Skills Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of the individual course skill; Demonstrate the ability to receive and implement feedback; Demonstrate an understanding of how and when the individual course skill is employed in practice.
Health Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of health law and policy; Perform legal analysis in the context of health law and policy; Communicate effectively on topics related to health law and policy; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection among health law and policy and issues of access to services, public and private financing of health industries, and the political and economic issues surrounding issues of health law and health services.
Perspectives on the Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.
"Health Care Law and Ethics" by Hall, Bobinski and Orenlicher