Law and Business Management in the Healthcare Sector

Section 1, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

Health care currently represents 17% of the United States GDP and that share is growing. This course will analyze legal, economic, financial and ethical issues in the major sectors of the health care industry. The primary goal of the class is to develop a framework for understanding and evaluating the different tradeoffs and incentives that are inherent in the health care sector and how those incentives affect strategic thinking for both lawyers and business managers. We will begin the course by examining the health care “market” both domestically and globally. Students will also be introduced to general consulting/problem solving skills. We will then examine a number of specific areas in the health care sector: e.g. pharmaceutical/biotech/devices, insurance, delivery systems (hospitals, doctors and medical centers), IT issues etc. Many of those classes will focus on a business case and be led by an expert in that area. The final project will involve a research paper examining short and long term trends in a specific sector of the health care industry.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO on or before the last day of the exam period at 4:30pm (EST).
Final Exam Notes:

Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO on or before the last day of the exam period at 4:30pm (EST).

Written Work Product
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Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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