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COURSE NUMBER: MEDA210
COURSE TITLE:Medical Ethics
DIVISION:Business
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
It is imperative that the ambulatory care employee have knowledge of medical law, ethics, and bioethics so that the client may be treated with understanding, sensitivity and compassion. The goal is to provide students with education involving ethical and legal responsibilities so that they may better serve the ambulatory care provider. The student will look at laws, regulations, and HIPPA in a medical office.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Analyze the legal system and current regulations.
  • Define and analyze professional liability and medical malpractice.
  • Evaluate the difference between ethical and legal responsibility.
  • Evaluate the HIPPA in the medical field.
  • Identify ethical and bioethical dilemmas in the workplace.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
  2. Legal System with Healthcare Professionals
  3. Physician-Patient Relationship
  4. Professional liability and Medical Malpractice
  5. Public Duties in Healthcare
  6. Workplace Law and Ethics
  7. Medical Record
  8. Patient Confidentiality and HIPPA
  9. Ethical and Bioethical Issues
  10. Ethical Issues such as birth, dying and death

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Evaluation of student progress is continuous utilizing homework, discussion boards, participation, quizzes, examinations, and written assignments.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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