MEDA205: Medical Law and Ethics
Section: H02     (Hybrid)

About This Course

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


Mitchell Aglow   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8344
Campus Location: 335 Grupp 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

Classroom and Web-based instruction

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 Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains 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

REQUIRED Campus Meetings

There are MANDATORY campus meetings or tests other than orientation. You should NOT register for this course if you are unavailable to attend these meetings.

This hybrid section meets Weekly

Dates/Locations of required meetings: Tuesday weekly at 1:30 - 2:45pm in Penn 404.

Getting Started With This Course


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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

  • 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, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. 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, 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.

Attendance at weekly classes without 4 or more absences will also earn you points. During class meetings, we will discuss court cases and exercises found in the textbook and review the ethical questions and legal review questions also found in the text.