Medical Law and Ethics

This course introduces legal and ethical issues that impact healthcare professionals. Laws and regulations related to the health care industry such as HIPAA, Patient Bill of Rights, and standard of care are addressed, and ethical and moral issues that healthcare professionals may encounter are presented. Students will develop an understanding of the unique interplay of the new and changing health care, technology, workforce, research, financing, regulation, and personal and professional behaviors, values and assumptions that underlie the current healthcare system.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Assignment, Case Study, Drill and Practice, Online Course Module, Presentation, Quiz/Test, Syllabus
Roane State Community College
Funding Source:
allied health, healthcare, health care, health education, health sciences, ethics, medical ethics, medical law, legal, healthcare regulations, healthcare law, patient care

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
TN Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Other Rubric

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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