NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

328 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science MHL 1045—Law of Patients’ Rights and Health Care Ethics Beginning with the development of the bedrock legal principles of informed consent, this course will examine the legal aspects of patients’ rights movements and will trace the status of patients’ legal abilities to control their treatment. Part of the course will be devoted to the existence of, substance of, and reasons for patients’ rights statutes specific to hospital and nursing home settings. Additionally, this course examines how the law has affected health care ethics by exploring the principles of ethics for health care providers; the ways in which these ethical principles are reflected in the law; and the legal, ethical, and policy aspects of issues affecting health care providers. Students will analyze situations arising in the health care context and will consider issues relating to both individual and institutional health care providers’ ethics. (2 credits) MHL 1090—Law Accreditation/Licensing This course provides a detailed examination of the legal aspects of two credentialing concepts—accreditation and licensure—in both the individual health care practitioner setting and the institutional setting. Students will examine the primary goal of these concepts (i.e., protecting the public), how accreditation differs from licensure, and how they interrelate. Prerequisite: MLAW 1020 (2 credits) MHL 2021—Pharmaceutical Law This course is designed to provide an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the role of the various stakeholders involved. Topics will touch upon the legal, regulatory, policy, business, scientific, and ethical issues related to the industry. A selection of topics will be discussed and may include the drug discovery process, drug promotion, drug distribution frommanufacture through dispensing, insurance and reimbursement, controlled substances, negligence and malpractice, licensing and certification, health informatics, antitrust, and intellectual property rights. Government agencies including the FDA, CMS, DEA, and state licensing boards will be discussed throughout the course. (3 credits, includes 1-credit, on-campus institute) MHL 2030—Risk Management Law This course focuses on the legal importance of riskmanagement programs for health care institutions. In doing so, it examines the keys to organizing and implementing successful risk management programs. It also focuses on consideration for developing effective risk management programs, evaluating them, and addressing specific risk areas—including those arising in managed care and integrated health care delivery systems. (2 credits) MLAW 1020—Legal Research Methods and Reasoning The law is never static. Students will learn to review and apply newly issued laws or legal decisions in day-to-day activities. This course will enable students to find the law, to read and understand legal statutes and regulations, and to understand the analytic process lawmakers and lawyers use. (3 credits) MLAW 1036—Legal Foundations This course will explore the legal foundations and structure of the United States court system and the modern administrative state. The course will also explore the legal structure of the federal government and the system of checks and balances that controls the distribution of power between the federal and state government. (3 credits) MLAW 1035—Professional Communication This course will cover a wide-range of professional communication issues presented in written, oral, and electronic format. Students will have the opportunity to develop interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills, and professional writing techniques. Communication skills are vital to career success; they serve as a platform for personal success and professional advancement. Students will learn the foundational techniques to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively in the professional environment. (2 credits) MHS 5611—Firearms, Fingerprints, and Other Impression Evidence This course will provide students with a broad overview of the impression evidence discipline in forensic science. Topics discussed will include firearms and tool mark examination and microscopy, footwear and tire track examination, and latent fingerprints. Current courtroom challenges such as Daubert issues related to impression evidence will also be discussed. Students will be evaluated on the concepts learned based on practical exercises, tests, a final exam, and a research paper. (3 credits) MHS 5612—Forensic Analysis of Trace and Drug Evidence This course will be divided into two sections: trace evidence and drugs. In the first segment, the course will cover the different drugs of abuse, the controlled substances act, dependency, and the forensic analysis of these samples. The trace evidence segment will include basic microscopy, fibers, paint, glass, fractures, hairs, explosives, and arson. Concepts will be solidified via case studies. (3 credits) MHS 5613—Crime Scene This coursewill provide students with an in-depth understanding of the various steps to processing a crime scene. These will include scene documentation, evidence collection and preservation, and interpretation. In addition, scene safety and current courtroom challenges will be discussed. (3 credits) MHS 5614—Technology That Revolutionized Criminal Investigations This course will provide students with a survey of the field of forensic genetics in an understandable manner. Topics will include presumptive testing, a history of serological analyses,