Health Law, Politics, and Policy

HMG 6170 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Surveys the legal foundations of healthcare and applies current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, labor relations, and the politics of healthcare reform. Issues include the high price of prescription drugs and why they are less expensive in Canada and overseas. Do rising medical costs produce better health? How should a Medicare prescription drug benefit be designed? Should kidneys and other organs be bought and sold? Includes case studies and group projects related to these questions and/or others as they emerge.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 20048
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Session Winter 2018 CPS Quarter - Second Half
Class Meeting Dates 02/20/2018 to 03/31/2018
Instructor Jay Ferriter
Campus Online Campus
Course Format Online
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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