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College of Allied Health

Course Syllabus

MSS204 - Medical Ethics

Credit Hours: 4

Course Description

Since the allied health profession is an important member of the medical team and their awareness of multiple legal and ethical issues are critical in today’s health care environment, this course explores information relating to medical law and ethics. This course is designed to assist the healthcare professional in better understanding the legal and ethical obligations to patients, healthcare providers and healthcare employers. Topics in medical law, medical ethics, and bioethics are discussed. Scope of practice, state and federal legislation, and state and federal licensing and certification requirements are covered in this course. (Equivalent to MED 171)

Course Prerequisites


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Assessment of Outcomes

Specified on the course schedule/outline

Grading System
Letter GradeRangeDefinition
A 90-100 Excellent
B 80-89 Above Average
C 70-79 Average
D 60-69 Below Average
F 0-59 Failing
W Withdrawal during weeks 1 - 7
WF Withdrawal failing after week 7
NF Failing – Not actively engaged

For more details about the Grading System, please see the current catalog.

Active Participation

Students must be actively engaged in the course. For a definition of active engagement, please see the current catalog.

Academic Integrity

Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses against the University’s academic integrity and are consequently strictly prohibited. All students must familiarize themselves with the University policy on Academic Integrity.

Penalties for cheating and plagiarism are described in the University policy on Academic Integrity in the catalog. They include failure of the assignment, failure for the course, or dismissal from the University. For the complete Cheating/Plagiarism policy, please see the current catalog.

Students with Disabilities

Students who have disabilities that may impact their performance in this course should follow the process described under the heading Accommodations for the Disabled in the current catalog.

Discipline (Program) Specific Information

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