University of Pennsylvania

U.S. Health Law Fundamentals

This course is part of Healthcare Law Specialization

Taught in English

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Theodore Ruger

Instructor: Theodore Ruger

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No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Identify the distinguishing features of the American healthcare system and the role of administrative law in modern medical care

  • Understand the history, scope, and limits of conscientious objection

  • Define the basic medical malpractice standard used in the U.S. legal system

  • Understand the role of the federal government in administering Medicare and Medicaid

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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9 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

This introductory module begins with an overview of the U.S. legal system as context for the complex patchwork that is U.S. health law. We then look in detail at how administrative law functions to regulate modern medical care. Then we take a close look at our first specific law - EMTALA, which guarantees screening and stabilization in emergency situations.

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6 videos3 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

The second module closely examines the doctor-patient relationship: how it is formed, terminated, and in some cases, abandoned. We then examine the rise of conscientious objection as a right of medical providers.

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4 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module explores the various mechanisms in place to ensure quality control in the U.S. healthcare system, including licensure and accreditation as a preventative measure, and tort law and liability as a remedial measure.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This final module focuses on the role of the federal government in administering Medicare and Medicaid as well as the effects of the recently passed Affordable Care Act.

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5 videos3 readings1 quiz

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5.0 (76 ratings)
Theodore Ruger
University of Pennsylvania
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