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Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy

Explore important issues in health law. Discover how health policies are developed, adopted and implemented, as well as the factors that influence this process.

Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy

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Starts Oct 15
Estimated 5 weeks
5–10 hours per week
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About this course

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This course is part of the Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program which consists of 7 courses and a capstone exam. After completing the program, you can also apply to Doane University to complete your MBA online for approximately $10,500 (learn more about the program here).

To be an effective agent of change, a healthcare administrator must have a foundational understanding of healthcare advocacy, law, and regulatory issues, as well as compliance. This course will focus on a wide range of important issues in health law, health policy and the factors at play when developing a strategic advocacy platform such as bioethics and informed consent. At the conclusion of this course, learners will be able toidentify health policies that promote quality, advocacy and system changewithin a healthcare organization.

At a glance

  • Institution: DoaneX
  • Subject: Law
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:
    • Bachelor’s degree or
    • Minimum 5 years work experience in a healthcare related field
    • Basic understanding of economics and finance

What you'll learn

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  • Discuss health law
  • Explain physician-patient relations within a legal context
  • Interpret laws that shape access to health care
  • Explore informed consent for medical treatment
  • Evaluate medical malpractice suits within healthcare systems
  • Inspect the utilization of bioethics in healthcare
  • Describe methods for advocating in healthcare systems.
  • Identify culturally competent advocacy strategies
  • Assess a health policy change that promotes quality, advocacy and system change.

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