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Master of Health Science

Health Law Concentration

This concentration is offered through a partnership with our NSU Shepard Broad Law School. It is designed for allied health professionals who want to be introduced to the legal aspect of healthcare. For many, this knowledge is vital in today's health care environment.

All MHS courses are delivered and organized as distance learning.

15 credits total.

course name credit hours
MHS 5003: Current Trends and Cultural Issues in Health Care
This course serves to familiarize the student with current and cultural issues in health care that may impact the patient, the health care system, as well as the ability to deliver high quality health care. Discussion and analysis of current trends and cultural topics facing those who work in health care will be explored.
3
MHS 5205: Writing for Medical Publication
Study and review of quality medical writing techniques, issues, and procedures with emphasis on cultivating personal style and content. Focus will be on writing for peer and evidence based publications.
3
MHS 5501: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The ability to understand the conceptual and practical aspects of biostatistics and epidemiology in health care is critical to understanding research and analyzing population data about disease. This survey course will improve the ability of the student to understand and apply these concepts.
3
MHS 5510: Research Methods
This course is designed to enable participants to develop skills in reading and critically evaluating published research using the scientific model. The advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualitative research methods will be compared and contrasted. Research articles will be collaboratively analyzed to develop an appreciation of potential methodological problems and their implications for evidence based professional practice.
3
MHS 5530: Principles of Management in Healthcare
This course will discuss the various principles of management and its associated issues as they relate to the modern healthcare professional. The course will explore topics such as concepts of organizational management, decision making, strategic planning, resource management and allocation, conflict, and the concept of power.
3

10 credits total.

course name credit hours
MHS 5309: U.S. Health Policy
This course will explore how US health policy is made and the interests and roles of various stakeholders and state, local and federal governments.  Students will analyze health policies and discern what impact proposed and executed health policies will have on health care entities, groups, individuals and healthcare practice. Students will gain the skills necessary to conduct a policy analysis that examines a health care or public health issue or concern.
5
MHS 5207: Practicum
The practicum is a cumulating experience for M.H.Sc. Students. Under supervision of an M.H.Sc. faculty advisor, students will develop community- based, health promotion and disease prevention interventions with underserved and/ or non-traditional populations.
5

18 credits total.

course name credit hours
MLAW 1020: Legal Research Methods and Reasoning  3
MHL 1045: Law of Patients' Rights and Health Care Ethics  2
MLAW 1036: Legal Foundations 3
MHL 1090: Law of Accreditation and Licensing 2
MHL 2021: Pharmaceutical Law 2
MHL 2030: Law of Risk Management 2
MLAW 1025: Professional Communication

2

MHL Elective

A 2 credit elective from the course listing available to Master of Health Science students doing the Health Law Concentration will be coordinated between the student and the Shepard Broward Law College to complete the 18 required concentration credits.

2

**Please note that students in this track fall under the following course schedule. Students varying from that schedule may run into financial aid award difficulties and will fall out of sequence sequence for the health law courses, affecting timeframe for completion.

Students in this track should consider themselves in a locked-step schedule. In order to be eligible for financial aid, a student must be enrolled for a minimum of 3 credits per term.

  • Tuition for MHS courses: $410 per credit hour
  • Tuition for MHL courses: $575 per credit hour

Start date is each July

MHS Courses MHL Courses

Summer
MHS 5003: Current Trends and Cultural Issues in Health Care (3 credits)

Summer (Term 1)
MHL 1045 Patients’ Rights and Health Care Ethics (2 credits)
Fall
MHS 5205: Writing for Medical Publication (3 credits)

Fall (Term 2)
MLAW 1035 Professional Communication (2 credits)

MLAW 1036 Legal Foundations (3 credits)

Winter
MHS 5510: Research Methods

Winter (Term 3)
MHL 2021 Pharmaceutical Law (2 credits)

MHL 2030 Law of Risk Management (2 credits)

Spring
MHS 5501: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 credits)

Spring (Term 4)
MLAW 1020 Legal Research Methods and Reasoning* (3 credits)

MHL 1090 Law of Accreditation and Licensing (2 credits)

Summer
MHS 5530: Principles and Practices of Management in Healthcare (3 credits)
Summer (Term 5)
MHL Elective
Fall
MHS 5309: U.S. Health Care Policy (5 credits)
Fall
No MHL course
Winter
MHS 5207: Practicum (5 credits)
Winter
No MHL course
Spring
No MHS course (continuation of practicum)
Spring
No MHL course

*MLAW 1020 is only offered during the Spring 2018 term.


Total credits for the Master of Health Science Degree with a Concentration in Health Law: 43

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