HI 5305 Legal Ethical Aspects in Health Informatics

(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory/week lecture/discussion)

3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics component 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

Health Informatics involves rapidly changing technology, which impacts the way in which legal and ethical considerations are understood in our culture. This course will examine the relationships between law and ethics. Particular considerations will be given to the concepts of privacy, autonomy, responsibility and decision-making. These concepts will be discussed from both legal and ethical perspectives. The impact of current and future technology will be discussed as it relates to these concepts and the impact on Health Informatics.