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Course Description

This course explores the complex and evolving legal environment surrounding the public health and health care delivery systems. Issues include those related to tobacco-related injuries and Medicaid litigation, personal injury liability for toxic substance exposure, end-of-life decision making, medical malpractice, and insurance company regulation and liability. In analysis of these topics, the interrelationship of the levels and branches of government will be noted. Also, the course incorporates basic descriptions of financing mechanisms and providers in the US health care system.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's. You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the offering type: whether the offering is a course, workshop or short course, or in-demand offering. Please refer to the section details to confirm the type of offering as well as any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies for each offering type are viewable here: https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/policies/refunds#Courses-at-Tufts-(Academic-Year--Summer-Session)

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Medicine - Public Health & Professional Degrees