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ML: Health Law and Policy Fundamentals (Corbett)
Fall 2020   LAW 530-301  

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Meeting Times/Location
T 5:30PM - 8:15PM

Faculty
Angus Corbett

Adjunct Professor

corbetta@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
Expository Writing
Other Professional Skills:

Grading
20% Participation,
50% Paper,
30% Other (This will be comprised of homework assignments which will be assigned during the semester.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- If you are absent, due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can ask for volunteers among your classmates to share their notes with you.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- Please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.

Category
Masters in Law

Credits
3.0

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.

Course Concentrations

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.


Textbooks

"Health Care Law and Ethics" by Hall, Bobinski and Orenlicher
Edition: 9th (Feb 26, 2018)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781454881803
Required

"Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?" by Ezekiel Emanuel
Edition: 1st edition
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 9781541797734
Required