Foundations of Health Law and Policy (20304). 2 units. This seminar will center around a series of classic, famous books on health care, ranging from Starr’s Social Transformation of American Medicine, to Gawande’s Being Mortal, to Mukherjee’s Emperor of All Maladies, to Solomon’s Far From the Tree. Each week will bring discussion of a new book and its implications for health policy and also for health law. Several authors will be invited to class to participate. Grading will be based entirely on three types of student participation: students are expected to read each book (approximately 300 pages per week) and come well prepared to discuss; a one-paragraph response will be due the evening before each class; and each student will be responsible for leading class discussion one session. Class leaders are responsible for thinking through, researching and presenting to the class which laws and law-related themes relate to book readings of the week. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. A.R. Gluck.
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