Current Issues in Health Law II - Fall 2010

The purpose of this course is the same as Current Issues in Health Law I.

This course is open only to third-year students in the Health Law Certificate Program, and all third-year students in the program must take this course both Fall and Spring Semesters. The course meets for five two-hour evening sessions (6:30-8:30 p.m.) during each semester. Meetings are approximately every other week throughout the semester. Academic credit is recorded on students’ transcripts at the end of the second semester.

There is no book for the course, but students are required to purchase a subscription to a weekday national newspaper such as the Wall Street Journal or New York Times, or to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Students are required to create a file of at least 40 newspaper articles on health law and policy and to use these articles to write a paper (maximum length: 10 pages) based on the evolution of a theme in health law or policy that they identify from the articles (for example, Patients' Rights Legislation; Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit).