HSC 305 - Ethics in Public Health

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101 and 3 ADDITIONAL CREDITS IN COMPOSITION)

The course explores various ethical and legal issues faced by healthcare practitioners. The course provides the student with the framework for identifying ethical dilemmas in the professional setting, as well as the skills and resources for addressing them. Topics include basic principles of health care ethics, confidentiality, management of health care information, allocation of scarce resources, and autonomy versus paternalism. Formerly known as "Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare". Cross-referenced with PBH 305. CU E/P (F, Sp, Su)