Current Issues in Health Law II (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.
The course meets for five two-hour evening sessions (6:30-8:30 p.m.) during each semester. Meetings are approximately every other week throughout the semester. Academic credit is recorded on students’ transcripts at the end of the second semester.
Students are required to read one book (there are two to choose from) in the fall semester on the history of health care in the U.S. and another in the spring semester on current health care reform efforts in the U.S. In the fall, students will write a 3 page prospectus, based on the book they read, of how they plan to relate this book to health care reform. In the spring, students will write a 10 page paper expanding on the prospectus and the relationship between health care reform and the history of the U.S. health care system.
Enrollment in Health Law Certificate Program is required.