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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Malpractice Law (TOR-501)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

At the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the responsibilities healthcare providers owe to their patients; analyze whether healthcare providers have upheld their duties of care in given situations; determine whether causation and damages have been established in given medical malpractice cases; relate the role of insurance companies and the uses and qualifications of expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases; and discuss the potential liabilities faced by healthcare institutions for medical malpractice.


Medical Malpractice is one of the most lucrative and controversial areas of personal injury law practice. The course begins with medical malpractice causes of action and the responsibilities medical professionals have to their patients. It also focuses on the duty element of negligence torts by discussing responsibilities to patients and third parties. The course also analyzes the informed consent requirement for medical treatment, the linchpin of many malpractice actions.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Principles, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, Business Law, Human Resource Management, or Business Management (6/21).