2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog [***ATTENTION: THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG***]

AHS 110 - Health Care Ethics and Law

Credits: 3
Lab/Lecture: Three lecture.

Study of the central legal and ethical issues facing health care providers in today’s complex health care delivery system; examines managed care, bioethics, telemedicine, death and dying, workplace and practice employment issues, and liability and malpractice through the use of case studies and scenarios.
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. define legal and ethical terms used in healthcare;
  2. identify the major principles of ethical reasoning;
  3. recognize the functions of federal, state, and local governments pertinent to healthcare;
  4. identify specific laws related to healthcare professionals and facilities;
  5. describe patients’ rights to healthcare;
  6. summarize the purpose and impact of public health functions;
  7. summarize key aspects of health information technology;
  8. recognize various ethical dilemmas across the lifespan;
  9. identify the major components of both access and quality in healthcare;
  10. describe the major factors influencing the costs of healthcare.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 098, or placement