WECM Appendix

CIP Rubric Number Course Name Semester
Credit Hrs
Cont Hrs
Cont Hrs
51.0801 MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2 32 64
51.0801 MDCA 1305 Medical Law and Ethics 3 48 64


CIP Area Code: 51.0801  (Medical Assistant)
Course Title: Medical Law and Ethics
Course Level: Introductory
Course Description: Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and medical assistants. Includes current ethical issues as they relate to the practice of medicine and fiduciary responsibilities.
Learning Outcomes: The student will recognize the importance of and adhere to the Patient’s Bill of Rights; define general legal terms as they apply to the practice of medicine; and differentiate between sources and types of law in Texas and the U.S. The student will maintain and manage patient records in an ethical and legal manner; and identify and differentiate among traditional and contemporary views and philosophical principles of bioethics, ethics relevant to medical practice.