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    Jul 03, 2020  
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics (2 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: Take MED 131  MED 240  MED 250  MED 272  
Corequisites: None
This course covers legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues. Emphasis is placed on legal terms, professional attitudes, and the principles and the basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the legal and ethical responsibilities of a multi-skilled health professional. Guest speakers may be utilized to discuss current medicolegal topics and role-play sessions may be used to reenact various medical court cases.



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