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- Available Lessons: 113
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryHealth 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging health topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Lesson 1 - Licensing Processes of Healthcare Professionals||Take Quiz|
The course objective is to identify and explain issues in healthcare management, electronic record keeping, patient privacy, health insurance, health reporting, and healthcare prevention.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify sources of law and ethical codes that apply to healthcare and healthcare management
- Apply ethical frameworks to resolve dilemmas that may be encountered in healthcare management
- Analyze risks of civil and criminal liability that exist for healthcare organizations and providers
- Evaluate strategies to for healthcare organizations and providers to mitigate risks of civil and criminal liability
- Develop a risk mitigation plan for healthcare organizations and providers
There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to complete Health 101: Principles of Health before taking this course.
Health 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Health 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Health 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Ethics & Decision-Making in Healthcare||Differentiate between ethics, morals and values, and understand how these concepts apply to decision making; explain an ethical decision-making framework.|
|Ethical Issues & Legal Regulation in Healthcare||Differentiate between law and ethics; identify sources of law and ethical codes that apply to healthcare and healthcare management; apply ethical frameworks to situations that may be encountered in healthcare management.|
|Licensure & Accreditation of Healthcare Providers & Professionals||Identify ethical codes and licensure requirements that apply to professionals within the healthcare industry; explain how ethical codes are enforced; develop strategies for healthcare workers and organizations to minimize liability from violations of licensing or ethical code provisions.|
|Electronic Record Keeping & Patient Confidentiality||Explain regulations pertaining to the privacy rights of patients; evaluate administrative processes within a healthcare organization for file maintenance and storage, insurance and billing.|
|Patient Privacy & HIPAA Compliance||Define HIPAA and explain its regulations, coverage and role in healthcare; assess strategies for HIPAA compliance.|
|Informed Consent, Patient Rights & Health Reporting||Explain the elements of informed consent; analyze issues related to mandatory reporting and public health reporting requirements; anticipate conflicts of interest that may arise during treatment; evaluate courses of action for providers whose legal and/or ethical duties may conflict with their personal morals and beliefs.|
|Health Insurance & The Affordable Care Act||Explain basic requirements of the Affordable Care Act; differentiate between Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance coverage; analyze debt collection issues faced by healthcare providers; evaluate the effectiveness of programs to insure American healthcare.|
|Ethical Issues Involving Lack of Capacity & End-of-Life Care||Analyze ethical dilemmas and legal requirements for situations involving incapacitated patients or end-of-life care; evaluate courses of action for providers whose legal and/or ethical duties may conflict with their personal morals and beliefs in situations involving incapacitated patients or end-of-life care.|
|Patient Rights & Major Ethical & Political Dilemmas||Analyze ethical dilemmas, legal requirements and courses of actions related to situations that involve genetics, patient requests for elective surgery, gender modification, abortion, contraception or physician-assisted suicide.|
|The U.S. Court System & Healthcare Decisions||Explain the structure of the American court system; differentiate between civil and criminal liability; apply principles of subject matter and personal jurisdiction.|
|Criminal Liability Risks & Prevention Strategies in Healthcare||Identify risks for criminal liability for healthcare organizations and providers; analyze risks for criminal liability in a healthcare setting; develop strategies to prevent or minimize criminal liability.|
|Tort Liability Risks & Prevention in Healthcare||Identify risks for tort liability for healthcare organizations and providers; analyze risks for tort liability in a healthcare setting; develop strategies to prevent or minimize tort liability.|
|Contract Liability Risk & Prevention in Healthcare||Identify risks for contract liability for healthcare organizations and providers; analyze risks for contract liability in a healthcare setting; develop strategies to prevent or minimize contract liability.|
|Workplace Liability for Healthcare Organizations||Identify risks for workplace liability for healthcare organizations; analyze risks for workplace liability in a healthcare organization; develop strategies for a healthcare organization to prevent or minimize workplace liability.|
|Risk Mitigation in Healthcare & Prevention Strategies||Identify risk in healthcare organizations and create a plan to mitigate the risk.|
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|Completed all lessons in Health 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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