Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics (HLTH520)


Course Memo

This course explores how healthcare policy in the U.S. is initiated, formulated and implemented and provides an understanding of ethical and legal issues inherent in the provision of health services. A comparative, cross-national and cross-state perspective is employed to analyze political culture, interest group and party behavior, the legislative and executive processes, and the dynamics of federalism. Legal issues related to the organization and delivery of health care are examined, along with the ethical and moral considerations associated with the management of health care facilities and the provision of health services.