House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus MDCA-1205-73 - Medical Law and Ethics
Spring 2012 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, Liability, & Ethics for Medical Office Professionals, 5th edition, by Myrtle Flight, Delmar Publishing, ISBN#978-1-4283-5941-3|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from the class.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
|Final Exam Date||May 7, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: Course introduction; Blackboard orientation
Week 2: Chapter 1
Week 3: Chapter 2
Week 4: Chapter 3
Week 5: Exam 1
Week 6: Chapter 4
Week 7: Chapter 5
Week 8: Chapter 6
Week 9: Exam 2
Week 10: Chapters 7 & 8
Week 11: Chapter 9
Week 12: Exam 3
Week 13: Chapter 10
Week 14: Chapters 11 and 12
Week 15: Exam 4
Week 16: Review for final
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Course introduction
Week 2: Introduction to HIPAA
Week 3: Hierarchy of law; risk management
Week 4: Euthanasia; child abuse; elder abuse, fraud
Week 5: Managed care and capitated rates
Week 6: Economics of medicine and impact of the Internet on medicine
Week 7: Limited liability corporations; teleradiology; Medicare; Medicaid
Week 8: Electronic medical records
Week 9: Obama administration initiatives in health care
Week 10: Privacy of medical records, access to medical records
Week 11: Current ethical dilemmas, embryonic stem cells
Week 12: Infertility treatments, organ donations, rights of newborns
Week 13: Code of Ethics
Week 14: allocation of resources, access to medicalcare, organ trafficking
Week 15: New material on do-not-resuscitate orders, new material on removal of life support, new material on assisted-suicide
Week 16: Final exam review
|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||
Define general legal terms as they apply to the practice of medicine (PSLO 1)
Define current medical practice terminology and jargon (PSLO 1)
Define bioethics and ethics relevant to medical practice (PSLO 2)
Explain the Patients’ Bill of Rights(PSLO 2)
Differentiate between sources and types of law (PSLO 2)
Identify the four standards of HIPAA (PSLO 4)
Summarize the provisions of the Privacy Rule and how it applies to the medical profession (PSLO 4)
|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.|
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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.
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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