Law of Patient Care Certificate
The Health & Hospital Law Certificate: Law of Patient Care covers the following topics:
- The creation and termination of the physician-patient relationship
- Informed consent
- Medical confidentiality
- Medical malpractice
- Treatment decisions for patients who lack decision-making capacity
- Treatment decisions for children and adolescents
- Organ transplantation
It takes 8 weeks to complete the certificate program. All coursework must be completed in the sequence in which it is offered. Students should plan to spend 6-8 hours per week on online coursework, including reading assignments, research and writing projects, and online discussions.
Seton Hall Law School's online Graduate Certificate Programs are offered during our Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Start dates for upcoming offerings of the Law of Patient Care certificate are indicated in the Certificates At-A-Glance section.
Do I need to be in a certain profession to be admitted?
No. While the program is specifically designed to meet the needs of mid- to senior-level professionals in the health care industry, it is also open to qualified students from other backgrounds.
Applicants must submit the following:
- Online application
- Application fee of $50
- Official baccalaureate degree transcript from an accredited college or university
- Current resume
- A 500-word statement explaining why you want to study Health & Hospital Law focusing on the Law of Patient Care
No entrance exam is required for admission. However, international applicants who are not native speakers of English must submit a TOEFL score.
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