Focuses on the U.S. legal system, legal principles, ethical issues that affect health care services, and interdisciplinary health care practices. Students are introduced to legal aspects of health care at the federal, state, and local levels. Liability, legal and ethical issues encountered in health service organizations as they specifically relate to health care delivery, health professions education, research, client interactions, policy and ethical decision making are investigated. Projects and simulations are integrated within the course to enhance critical thinking, communication, ethical decision making, and to foster interdisciplinary approaches to addressing issues. Special Conditions: Admission into the College of Health Professions MS in Health Science and completion of the pre-requisite course; or consent of the Department Chair.