Health Law Certificate Program Requirements

The program requirements are:

2 Required Upper Level Courses

  • Current Issues in Health Law - 2 credit course; students must complete both semesters
  • Health Law & Policy (3 Credits)

2 Core Elective Courses

  • Bioethics and Law
  • Health Care Business Transactions
  • Public Health Law
  • Health Care Fraud, Abuse & Compliance

At least 1 additional elective

  • Bioethics and Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Business Planning, Entrepreneurship & Technology
  • Commercializing New Technologies
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • FDA (Food & Drug Adm) Law & Policy
  • Health Care Business Transactions
  • Health Care Fraud, Abuse & Compliance
  • Implicit Bias in Health Care
  • Information Privacy: Law and Practice
  • Law of Disability Discrimination (The)
  • Mental Health Law 
  • Nonprofit Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Public Health Law
  • Reproductive Rights

2 credits minimum in a skills course

  • DC Externship
  • Elder Law Clinic
  • Health Law Clinic
  • Health Law Transactional Competition
  • Health Law-related externship
  • Implicit Bias in Health Care
  • Law in Public Health Practice (GSPH)

Paper in satisfaction of upper level writing requirement

Current Course Offerings

Current Issues in Health Law - 2-credit course; students must complete both semesters.

Required Upper-Level Courses

Current Issues in Health Law
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Fall Term 2022-2023

Professor

1
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

1
Health Law & Policy
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

3

CORE ELECTIVE COURSES

Electives

Choose 2 courses from this list of electives.

Health Care Business Transactions
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

3
Health Care Fraud, Abuse & Compliance
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

2

Choose 2 courses from this list of electives.

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES

Related Courses

Biotechnology Law
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Fall Term 2022-2023

Professor

2
Business Planning, Entrepreneurship & Technology
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Fall Term 2022-2023

Professor

2
Commercializing New Technologies
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Fall Term 2022-2023

Professor

Professor

3
Health Care Business Transactions
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

3
Implicit Bias in Health Care
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

2
Information Privacy: Law and Practice
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

2
Law of Disability Discrimination (The)
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

2
Nonprofit Tax Exempt Organizations
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

2

SKILLS COURSES

Skills

D.C. Externship
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

8 - 10
Elder Law Clinic
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Fall Term 2022-2023

Professor

7
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

7
Health Law Clinic
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Fall Term 2022-2023

Professor

4
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

4
Implicit Bias in Health Care
Term Class Schedule Professor(s) Course Credits
Spring Term 2022-2023

Professor

2

Upper Level Writing Requirement

A paper on a topic in health law in any course or seminar that satisfies the Upper Level Writing Requirement. For more information, consult the program director.

Additional Related Courses: Other Graduate Level Courses

All Pitt Law students may take a maximum of 6 credits of graduate level courses outside the School of Law for credit toward the Health Law Certificate with permission of the program director.  Courses that are especially relevant are those offered by the Department of Health Services Administration in the Graduate School of Public Health, the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie-Mellon University. See http://my.pitt.edu, PeopleSoft, Self-Service, Browse Catalog for a listing of all Pitt courses. For advice about taking courses outside the law school, you may wish to consult the Health Law Certificate Program Director.