MEDA205: Medical Law and Ethics
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearFall 2014 / (15 weeks): Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Mitchell Aglow   Email: Mitchell.Aglow@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8344
Campus Location: 335 Penn Hall

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is recommended.

Online

Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.


Other Orientation Information
For any student who has never used Canvas before it is recommended that you either get one-on-one assistance from the Technology Learning Center (located on 3rd floor of Library) or sign up for one of the eLearning and Canvas web sessions. Information regarding these can be found at http://www.bucks.edu/e-resources/virtual-campus. Also please review the Canvas Basics course space at https://bucks.instructure.com/courses/36545. No login is required.

Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

You will need to obtain the text for LAW & ETHICS FOR MEDICAL CAREERS; 6TH EDITION, JUDSON & HARRISON, PUBLISHER: McGRAW-HILL You must also access Canvas on the internet to have access to required supplementary material for the course.

Each week, I will assign a chapter and exercises in the text to read and review along with online assignments for the chapter on Canvas which will include a learning outcome (a chapter overview), power points, key word definition found on flashcards, answer manual for textbook exercises and weekly chapter quizzes. The quizzes may be turned in for credit on a weekly basis. You will also receive credit for taking the quiz needed to enter this Canvas course.

It is a requirement that you take the (4) examinations on the Newtown Campus at the testing center at Rollins 100 or at the Perkasie or Bristol campuses. Only your highest (3) exam grades will count.

Further information as to the grade point structure, the due dates for examinations and the weekly assignments will be found on the front page of this online Canvas course. The calendar and messages for this online Canvas course will also provide useful information.