MDU 4031 – Medicine and the Law
|Offered:||Summer 2019 (Section 12364); Fall (Section 19854)|
|Prerequisites:||MDU 4003 Introduction to the Profession of Medicine.
If you have not taken MDU 4003, please contact Taylor Greene
|Syllabus:||MDU 4031 Spring 2019|
|Professor:||Joseph Thornton, M.D. – Adjunct Assistant Professor; Department of Psychiatry
|Course Coordinator:||Ryan McCarty, B.S.|
|Registration:||Log into ISIS [Listed under MEDICINE-GENERAL in the undergraduate catalog]|
|Contact:||Taylor Greene, Academic Assistant II – firstname.lastname@example.org|
Introduction to Medicine and the Law provides students with insight into some of the many interactions between these two professions. This course will be helpful for those pursuing a career in health or law. Online videos are presented by practicing attorneys and physicians. Along with the videos, directed readings give students the opportunity to explore the fields. This course focuses on the United States.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Discuss the interplay between Medicine and the Law in America
- Understand the Court System of the United States
- Identify landmark cases and laws in the history of US Medicine