2017-2018 Catalog

HIMS 1150 Introduction to Medical Law and Ethics

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5

Course Description

This course gives a foundation in the federal and state laws of the medical profession and ethical issues associated with working in a healthcare setting. It explores HIPAA regulations in detail. Topics include professional, social, and interpersonal healthcare issues. Coverage also includes identification of measures to promote confidentiality as major changes in electronic health record technology occur. Students learn investigation of techniques to maintain office safety as well as the safety and confidentiality of patients and medical records.