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HEAL 160 - Law & Ethics for Healthcare Professionals

4 Credits
Designed to teach legal and ethical considerations in health care settings.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Online
Spring Online

Designed to Serve Healthcare Professions Department students, and other Allied Healthcare students.
Active Date 20201208T18:00:23

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 44
Total Contact Hours 44
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • HIPAA Rules and Regulations
  • Medical Law
  • Medical Ethics
  • Scope of practice and standards of care in healthcare
  • Patient Bill of Rights
  • Overview of criminal and civil law as it applies to healthcare.

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe components of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Differentiate between scope of practice and standards of care for practicing medical assistants.

Accurately interpret the Patient Bill of Rights to assist patients in navigating through the healthcare system.

Compare criminal and civil law as they apply to practicing medical assistants..

Differentiate between liability, professional and personal injury in healthcare professions.

Differentiate between personal and professional ethics using specific scenarios in healthcare professions.

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