MDU 4031 – Medicine and the Law

Offered: Spring (Class # 17347)
Credits: 3
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: Uma Suryadervara, MD Associate 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 –


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

 To start course: This course is now offered in Canvas. In order to access this course, please go to and click “e-learning in Canvas.” Please log in with your Gatorlink and password. Your courses should be listed on the top of the screen when you click on “Courses.”