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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Malpractice (218)

Course Category: 
Approximately 16 hours of structured independent study.
Independent Study program administered through the offices of American Educational Institute.
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize and discuss theories of liability in order to investigate, negotiate and settle medical malpractice claims; recognize the theories of liability which may be asserted against various health care providers; discuss elements of those theories to develop an effective strategy for investigation, negotiation and settlement of medical malpractice claims; and discuss and utilize court decisions and statutes affecting insurance claims.


Major topics are: rights and liabilities of physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacists; standards of care, methods of proving deviation from that standard and defenses. In addition to AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law or Professional Liability Insurance or Insurance (5/10) (5/15 revalidation) (6/20 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 218, 219, and 223 constitute 3 semester hours in Professional Liability.