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Anna C. Mastroianni
LAW H 510
Seattle Campus

Topics in Law and Medicine

Class description

This seminar course deals with controversial issues arising from the interface and relationship between law and medicine. The course will focus particularly on the role of the government and oversight bodies in understanding and regulating access, use and misuse of medical treatments and technology. Class discussions will be devoted to the legal, ethical and social implications of those issues and how the law can be of constructive use in clarifying debates and solving challenging issues. Grading will be based on submission of a 30-35 page research paper on a law and medicine topic of the studentís choice (Instructor approval of selected topic is required). This paper will satisfy the law schoolís Advanced Writing Requirement.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Anna C. Mastroianni
Date: 01/07/2010