Eastwick College | Evaluated Learning Experience
Medical Law (M169)
2 hours’ lecture per week. (12 weeks)
August 2014 - Present
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze the court system; identify the different types of legal entities and types of managed care delivery systems; describe the importance of understanding basic employment, discrimination, and harassment laws when hiring, promoting, and terminating employees; differentiate between federal and state law and parties to a lawsuit; identify behavior that is classified as criminal and differentiate criminal and civil causes of action; explain the elements necessary to make a contract and how express and implied contracts are formed; distinguish between a cause of action for negligence and one for malpractice and list the elements of each; analyze the phases of a malpractice trial; define the importance of health record credibility and who owns the medical record; distinguish between law, morals, ethics, and etiquette; distinguish between privacy, confidentiality, and privileged communication; identify some of the problems faced by medical professionals allocating resources and doing medical research and experimentation; recognize the impact of expanding technology on ethical questions involving birth and the beginning of life; articulate the need for a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order from the patient’s perspective; develop the student’s ability to recognize various legal issues facing the medical facility; and improve critical thinking skills.
This course examines the legal relationship between the employer and employee, patient relationships, and legalities as they pertain to the medical profession. Outside preparation includes completion of end-of-chapter activities in the textbook and assigned worksheets.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Medical Law, Medical Ethics, or Health (5/22). NOTE: This course was previously evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). To view credit recommendations previously established, visit the ACE National Guide.