House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus MDCA-1205-73 - Medical Law and Ethics
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
MDCA-1205-73 - Medical Law and Ethics
|Instructor||Guillot, Sheila Kaye Rhoden|
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|Course Description||Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients and medical assistants.|
|Required Textbooks||Law & Ethics for Medical Careers, by Judson, 5th edition. McGraw/Hill Publishing. ISBN # 9780073402062. You will need access to a computer with Internet access to complete this course.|
Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
Points are added to the final exam based on attendance records (10 points for 0 absences; 8 points for 1 absence; 6 points for 2 absences; and 4 points for 3 absences). Attendance will be based on attendance in the weekly "virtual chat hour."
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Final Exam 20%
|Final Exam Date||December 5, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: August 22, 2011
Course Introduction; syllabus review; read Chapter 1; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 2: August 29, 2011
Read Chapter 2; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 3: Septembeer 5, 2011
Read Chapter 3; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 4: September 12, 2011
Read Chapter 4; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 5: Septembeer 19, 2011
Exam 1 (Chapters 1-4)
Week 6: September 26, 2011
Read Chapter 5; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 7: October 3, 2011
Read Chapter 6; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 8: October 10, 2011
Read Chapter 7; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 9: October 17, 2011
Read Chapter 8; complete Ethical Issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 10: October 24, 2011
Exam 2 (Chapters 5-8)
Week 11: October 31, 2011
Read Chapter 9; complete Ethical issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 12: November 7, 2011
Read Chapter 10; complete Ethical issues & chapter questions; chapter quiz
Week 13: November 14, 2011
Read Chapters 11 and 12; complete Ethical issues & chapter questions for both chapters; complete Chapter 11 quiz
Week 14: November 21, 2011
Complete Chapter 12 quiz
Week 15: November 28, 2011
Exam 3 (Chapters 9-12)
Week 16: December 5, 2011
Online Final Exam from December 5 to December 7, 2011
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Introduction to Law & Ethics
Week 2: Working in Health Care
Week 3: Law, the Courts, and Contracts
Week 4: Professional Liability & Medical Malpractice
Week 5: Project 1
Week 6: Defenses to Liability Suits
Week 7: Medical Records & Informed Consent
Week 8: Privacy Law and HIPAA
Week 9: Physicians' Public Duties and Responsibilities
Week 10: Project 2
Week 11: Workplace Legalities
Week 12: The Beginning of Life and Childhood
Week 13: Death and Dying
Week 14: Health Care Trends and Forecasts
Week 15: Project 3
Week 16: Online Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Uses medical terminology, jargon, and abbreviations correctly.
2. Demonstrates appropriate etiquette, ethics, office procedures, and professionalism in the healthcare setting.
3. Uses specialized medical computer applications.
4. Applies current trends in medical insurance, HIPAA guidelines, and coding systems.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Define general legal terms as they apply to the practice of medicine.
2. Define current medical practice terminology and jargon.
3. Define bioethics and ethics relevant to medical practice.
4. Explain the Patients' Bill of Rights.
5. Differentiate between sources and types of law.
6. Identify the four standards of HIPAA.
7. Summarize the provisions of the Privacy Rule and how it applies to the medical profession.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
*If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero.
*Students must leave the classroom after an exam is finished.
*There will be a comprehensive final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a "0" on the fina exam.
*No late assignments will be accepted.
*Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.
*If your book is a text/workbook, you will tear out and turn in your work. No facsimiles accepted.
*All assignments must be assembled as required by your instructor.
*Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment or exam.
*Students IDs are required for the first exam. However, if you are an online student, the final exam will require an ID. IDs must be visible on your desk before the exam is administered--no ID, no exam.
*Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not "drop" grades.
*A minimum of two extra credit assignments will be given during the semester.
*The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than two weeks of class (6 MWF classes; 4 TR classes).
*Quizzes may be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming to clas late will not be allowed to take quizzes already turned in. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
*You are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.
*The following behaviors will result in the student being asked to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones (-5 points on next exam); talking; or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor; surfing the Internet during lecture (-5 points on next exam); and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
*No cell phones should be visible during class.
E-MAIL/VOICE MAIL ETIQUETTE:
*Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name and course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying the student's name, course, and any return phone number.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
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If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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