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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 353
Course Title: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

An overview of key laws and ethical issues that affect the delivery of health care. Prerequisites: MGMT 265, MGMT 368.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

MGMT 265 and MGMT 368.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Spring.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

The Health Care Manager's Legal Guide
By McConnell (Jones and Bartlett Learning)
Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
By Pozgar (Jones and Bartlett Learning)
Problems in Health Care Law
By Miller (Jones and Bartlett Learning)
Medical Law and Ethics
By Fremgen (Pearson Learning)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain how healthcare laws are administered and enforced.
  2. Describe the legal rights and obligations that affect patients, healthcare personnel, and healthcare organizations.
  3. Explain patient privacy and confidentiality regulations.
  4. Describe how healthcare managers apply risk management concepts to the healthcare industry.
  5. Describe and explain the moral dilemmas and issues of healthcare personnel.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Healthcare legislation
  • Liability issues of healthcare organizations and personnel
  • Information management and healthcare records
  • Ethical and bioethical issues

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Sally Wells Date: January 19, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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