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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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HCA 641 - Health Care Legal, Diversity and Ethical Issues


Units: 4
Provides an examination of the legal, compliance, and ethical dimensions of service delivery, including the development and effects of laws and regulations, patient and human subject rights, contract law, professional ethics, tort law, malpractice, criminal law, and emerging ethical issues.  

Prerequisites: Completion of University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR), admission to the MS-HCA or MPA program and HCA 611.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Analyze the legal, ethical and compliance issues associated with the delivery of quality patient care, especially in a cost-reduction or cost-containment environment.
  2. Compare and contrast different philosophies and principles of ethics and apply them in different health care settings.
  3. Summarize the legal responsibilities and legal risks of physicians, nurses, other health professionals and health care organizations.
  4. Outline the ways in which the legal, regulatory and compliance systems influence the delivery, financing, quality and access to services.
  5. Critique different tort reform ideas and plans.
  6. Evaluate contracts for enforceability.
  7. Create formal class presentations that demonstrate the ability to think critically, synthesize information from different sources and create something new, and work collaboratively in a team with diverse team members.
  8. Utilize APA publishing guidelines for writing research papers, discussion papers, and critical essays that demonstrate an integration of knowledge, are well-organized and well-written, demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from all sources, reflect critical thinking, and are free of plagiarism.




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