Aug 09, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

HCM 2200 - Medical Legal Issues

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Level 2 Placement in English and Reading

Course Description:
An overview of the legal issues arising in the healthcare workplace. Topics include a brief history of the legal system, torts, contracts, confidentiality, laws relating to drug administration, medical records as a legal document, patients’ authorization, informed consent, medical practice acts, and areas of potential liability for the healthcare professional. 

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain terminology related to health care delivery systems.
  2. Identify various types of healthcare delivery systems and items unique to each.
  3. Identify methods used in measuring the quality of health care services.
  4. Define the roles and responsibilities of each health care profession/provider and their role in quality improvement.