Current Issues in Health Law I (Fall Term)
This is a year-long, two-semester course that begins in the fall and ends in the spring. No credit will be awarded unless both semesters are completed. Students will receive a grade of “I” (incomplete) at the conclusion of the fall semester. Once students have completed the course in the spring, they will receive a grade for the spring and the grade for the fall will be changed to the same grade as was issued for the spring. However, in the event that a student does not complete the spring semester, the student shall receive an appropriate grade for the course (i.e., either a "U" or a "W"), for both the fall and spring semesters. In the event that the student drops the certificate program and drops the course in the spring, both the spring course and the fall course will be removed from their record. The student may be subject to late drop fees for dropping the fall semester offering of the course.
There is no book for the course, but students are required to purchase a subscription to a weekday national newspaper such as the Wall Street Journal or New York Times, or to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The grade is based on 9 letters to the editor (maximum length of 250 words) that students write on some current issue in health law or policy.
Letters to the editor (100%).
Enrollment in Health Law Certificate Program is required.