LAW AND MEDICINE 2017

Starts August 16 at 5:00 pm (every Wednesday)at the Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 500 Conference Room

Instructor:        Associate Professor Christopher R. Trudeau, J.D.

Grading:           Pass/Fail

Course Description & Learning Objectives:

This elective will expose you to the main legal regulations and rules that govern medical practice. But, importantly, it will also include experiential simulations that expose you to legal scenarios you are likely to experience in practice, such as being deposed, testifying as an expert witness, and handling yourself in medical malpractice litigation.

By the end of the course, you will be able to

  • Analyze the ethical and legal pitfalls surrounding key legal areas affecting medical practice, such as Stark & Anti-Kickback, HIPAA & Hi-Tech, informed consent, medical malpractice, and other compliance & insurance-related issues;
  • Understand the basic workings of the U.S. legal system as it relates to healthcare litigation and regulation;
  • Better prepare yourself for your real-life life interaction with the legal system by participating in simulated depositions, expert witness testimony, and a mock trial.