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Fall 2014
5397 Health Industry Basics: Providers-Innovators-Regulators - EVANS- 25374

Professor(s): Barbara Evans (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MWLocation:  

Course Outline: This new core health law course is an introductory tour of Texas/federal laws governing health-sector businesses that together account for 18% U.S. Gross Domestic Product, including traditional 20th-century institutions like hospitals and an expanding array of new players that supply innovative products (drugs, devices, diagnostics) and services (clinical laboratories, biobanks, contract research organizations, health data exchanges, management and informational services) to healthcare providers and—increasingly—directly to consumers. This course acquaints students with the core corporate client base for large-firm and in-house health lawyers; introduces major regulatory frameworks that struggle to safeguard consumers’ rights vis-à-vis commercial health-sector enterprises; and identifies big, unsettled questions likely to generate opportunities for practical, solution-oriented lawyers as this staid and troubled industry gropes for new business models in the era of big data and 21st-century genomic and “informational” medicine. No prerequisites required other than completion of 1L courses.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites: No  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/17 1pm-4pm      

This course will have:
Exam: Take-home final (70% of grade) plus in-class midterm (30% of grade) covering first 1/3 of course.

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Course Materials (3/21/2014 8:44:17 AM)

Book Required