HSC 160: Law and Ethics for Health Occupations

Class Program
Credits 3

The student is introduced to a variety of issues facing health care personnel including legal situations involving health law, functioning within the constraints of applicable law and current challenges facing health care providers. Presented are aspects of medical malpractice, the regulatory environment, contract law, civil versus criminal law and the judicial system. There is an overview of health care ethics with discussion of such issues as the right to life, wrongful life, right to die, euthanasia, anatomical gift legislation, stem cell research and genetic engineering, as well as other ethical issues facing health care workers.

Health Science students must earn a "C" or higher in all HSC courses in order to graduate from their respective programs.