University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2018

Course Description
The healthcare services landscape is shifting. Hospitals, which were the foundation of American healthcare, are reconfiguring organizations and services. Satellite offices, acute care locations, and even pharmacies are offering more services to increasingly stratified patient consumers.
This interdisciplinary course offers graduate students across the University the opportunity to examine closely the complexity of today's health care services and the necessarily multiple perspectives from which we view, think, and work in healthcare settings.

Participating Schools/Departments

Organized, coordinated and sponsored by the Law School, the course will be taught by University of Miami professors from the following:
• School of Education and Human Development (Prof. Laura Kohn-Wood)
• College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Department (Prof. Justin Stoler)
• School of Architecture (Prof. Joanna Lombard)
• School of Business Administration (Prof. Steve Ullmann)
• School of Law (Prof. Fran Hill; Prof. JoNel Newman and Lecturer Melissa Swain)
• Miller School of Medicine (Prof. Olveen Carrasquillo); Department of Public Health Sciences (Prof. Ana Palacio)
• School of Nursing and Health Studies (Prof. Joseph DeSantis)
• UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy (Prof. Kenneth Goodman)

Graduate students from any of the participating schools are permitted to take the course.


Over the course of the semester, students are required to attend six full day Saturday classes: The first class will be either 1/20, the final classes on April 7 and 14, and then 3 additional classes of the student’s choice from the five possible sessions on Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, and Mar 03.
Time and Location
9:00 am to 5 pm, Saturdays as indicated above; Law Library, Faculty Meeting Room, 4th floor (Note: the Law Library opens at 8:30 am on Saturdays; students need to arrive before 9 am, so the class can begin on time. Breakfast and lunch provided.)


Each Saturday morning and afternoon session will have readings assigned and made available via PDF documents. The final grade will be based on a group presentation (with PowerPoint slides) of a case study. (The course coordinator will assign students to interdisciplinary groups of (typically) 3 for the case study, based on the sessions selected.)
Illustration: R. Cook, E. Topol, “How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life,” WSJ, 2.21.14

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-20-2018 - 04-14-2018   S  9:00 AM-5:00 PM FAC MTG RM

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Health & Medical - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2394
Office: C225