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edX Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy

Doane University via edX

  • Overview
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    Doane University
    5 weeks
    5-10 hours a week
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    MicroMasters Program: Healthcare Administration
    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 to identify health policies that promote quality, advocacy and system change within a healthcare organization.

    What you'll learn
    • 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.
    Taught by
    Susan Sapp and Alice Kindschuh

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