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HCAD520 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Administration

Course Details

Course Code: HCAD520 Course ID: 4995 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course explores legal and ethical dimensions of health care in the context of patients’ rights and responsibilities, employee rights and responsibilities, and business practices. The course examines ethical values and principles in healthcare, the Patient Bill of Rights, legal regulations in healthcare, malpractice and risk management, and basics of employment law and labor relations. Students will apply ethical and legal principles to analyze the health administrator’s role in case examples involving ethical and legal dilemmas.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 06/26/22 Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1. Examine ethical values and principles inherent in healthcare.

2. Appraise legal requirements for healthcare organizations.

3. Defend elements of tort law, malpractice, and risk management in health care.

4. Analyze ethical and legal elements of employee and labor management.

5. Develop a written and verbal communication plan in the context of reporting requirements and public relations related to ethical and legal situations.

6. Analyze the health administrator’s role in preventing and managing ethical and legal incidents in a healthcare organization.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 25.00 %
Introduction 2.78 %
Week 1 Forum 2.78 %
Week 2 Forum 2.78 %
Week 3 Forum 2.78 %
Week 4 Forum 2.78 %
Week 5 Forum 2.78 %
Week 6 Forum 2.78 %
Week 7 Forum 2.78 %
Week 8 Forum 2.78 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 15.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 15.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 15.00 %
Final Project (Week 8) 30.00 %
Final Course Project 30.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:The Law of Healthcare Administration, Ninth Edition (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781640551305
Publication Info:Health Administration Press
Author:Showalter, S.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.