HealthTechnologies, Innovation and the Law

SLN #: 13500
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 018
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Marchant;Cardineau

Course Description:
Innovative new technologies are playing an ever more central and important role in health care, but face a number of legal and policy challenges. This seminar will explore emerging health technology innovations, and examine the legal and policy hurdles facing these technologies. The first hour of each class will focus on a case study of a specific emerging medical technology by discussing the status and trends of that technology, and the unique legal, policy and ethical issues that technology presents. Examples will include including personalized medicine, nanomedicine, regenerative medicine, molecular diagnostics, telemedicine, gene therapy, electronic health records, neuroimaging, medical robots, and digital or “smart” medicine. The second hour will address critical legal and policy issues affecting medical technology innovation generally, such as R&D, financing, intellectual property, regulatory, reimbursement, clinical uptake, liability and bioethical issues.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.