Health Policy and Law

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All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates may be found on the Academic Senate website: http://senate.ucsd.edu/catalog-copy/approved-updates/.

Courses

For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2014–15, please contact the department for more information.

HLAW 205A. Bioethics Seminar—Clinical Focus A (2)

This seminar examines bioethical concerns and considerations from a clinical perspective. Using medical literature and case law, topics such as bioethics principles, informed consent, technology and reproduction, surrogacy, fetal rights, and the right to die are presented and discussed. Prerequisites: MAS in Health Law student or consent of instructor.

HLAW 205B. Bioethics Seminar—Clinical Focus B (2)

The seminar broadens the focus on the patient/doctor relationship and medical ethical issues in health-care policy at the national and global levels. Topics include allocation of scarce medical resources, compulsory public health measures, clinical research in the developing world, and cross-cultural medical practice. Prerequisites: MAS in Health Law student or consent of instructor.

HLAW 207A. Principles in Health Law and Policy A (6)

This course presents a comprehensive view of modern issues at the intersection of health care and law, with an emphasis on improving understanding and synergy between the professions. The course stresses foundational understanding of how health law and policy is formulated and the application of health law and policy in current practice. A portion of the class is devoted to group work where students select and study issues in depth to build a framework for resolving enduring challenges in the field. A variety of timely topics on the health law system and procedures/processes, such as Medicare and MediCal coverage, are introduced to reinforce understanding. Students who have taken HLAW 202A–C, HLAW 203A–C, or HLAW 204A–C may not receive credit for HLAW 207A. Prerequisites: MAS in Health Law student or consent of department.

HLAW 209. Global Health Policy (2)

Students will learn that the global health concerns are legion. Approaches to address these concerns require an understanding of the process of public policy integrated with the reality and specifics as to the geopolitical concerns in a global context. Prerequisites: admission to MAS in Health Law Program, or consent of department.

HLAW 209A. Global Health Policy A (2)

Students will learn that the global health concerns are legion. Approaches to address these concerns require an understanding of the process of public policy integrated with the reality and specifics as to the geopolitical concerns in a global context. Prerequisites: admission to MAS in Health Law Program or consent of department.

HLAW 209B. Global Health Policy B (2)

This course drills down to areas and intersections of disparate aspects of global governance and culture to assess how a spectrum of factors from politics to planning to preparedness are influenced by forces within and outside public health paradigms and strategies. Prerequisites: HLAW 209A, admission to MAS in Health Law Program or consent of department.

HLAW 209C. Global Health Policy C (2)

This course examines advanced topics regarding global health policy, such as special consideration and analysis of the impact of local, national, regional, and international health policy making and examines practical examples of more coordinated global health governance to address emerging health issues. Prerequisites: HLAW 209A and HLAW 209B, admission to MAS in Health Law Program or consent of department.

HLAW 210. Applied Health Law and Policy (3)

The course focuses on legal issues from the viewpoint of the administrator or chief clinical officer, including the patient record/HIT/HIPAA. The course gives emphasis to practical application and knowledge/skills to prepare the students for job search or career transition. Prerequisites: admission to MAS in Health Law Program, or consent of department.

HLAW 212. Special Topics in Health Law (2)

Given at the discretion of the faculty, topics of interest in health law will be presented for in-depth review and discussion by visiting or resident faculty members. The module will cover seminar topics related to health-care issues. May be taken for credit three times. Prerequisites: admission to MAS in Health Law Program or consent of department.

HLAW 296A. Independent Study Project Proposal (2)

As part of preparing for the independent study project, each student must prepare a proposal based on a topic of research interest directly relevant to health law. The proposal will consist of an integrative literature review and a proposal for an applied research project based on the chosen topic. Prerequisites: admission to the MAS in Health Law Program or consent of the department.

HLAW 296B. Independent Study Project in Health Law  (4)

The independent study project is the cornerstone of the MAS Program. Students will be involved in a high-level applied research project that integrates what they have learned in their formal course work. The project will be an independent and creative scholarly activity in an area of health law related to one or more of the topics covered in the formal curriculum. Students’ work will be evaluated by a committee of faculty and may also include industry advisers when appropriate. Prerequisites: admission to the MAS in Health Law Program or consent of department; HLAW 296A.

HLAW 298. Directed Studies in Health Law (2)

Faculty member will direct a student’s study in selected professional development topics in health law. Specific content will be tailored to the student’s particular needs and area of interest. Students must make arrangements with the program and individual faculty member prior to enrolling in the course each time. May be taken for credit three times. Prerequisites: admission to the MAS in Health Law Program or consent of department.

HLAW 298A-C. Health Law Research Forum (1-1-1)

This course series focuses on developing students’ research and scholarly writing skills for their Independent Study Projects (ISP). Topics include refining the research question, collecting/analyzing data, understanding research methodology, forming the ISP committee, and producing a viable ISP proposal. Prerequisites: admission to MAS in Health Law Program or consent of instructor.

HLAW 299. Independent Study Project in Health Law (3)

Students will be involved in a high-level applied research project. The project will cover an area of health law related to topics covered in the formal curriculum. Students’ work will be evaluated by a committee of faculty and may include industry advisors when appropriate. Prerequisites: HLAW 298A-C; admission to MAS-HLAW program or consent of instructor.

General Electives

Varies. Refer to list of elective courses from UC San Diego and California Western School of Law.