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Health care law, medical ethics, health regulations and health policy: Course Outline (MSHCM)

Health law is the federal, state, and local law, rules, regulations and other jurisprudence among providers, payers and vendors to the health care industry and its patients

Course Outline

Course Objectives

  1.  To understand the health laws of Pakistan
  2. To know the medical ethics
  3. To understand the international health regulations
  4. To know the health policy of Pakistan
  • Health laws
  1. Enumerate health laws of Pakistan
  2. Discuss health laws
  3. Explain the salient features of health laws
  • Medical ethics
  1. Explain  Medical Ethics
  2. What is the Scope of Ethics in Medical Practice
  3. Discuss Theories and principles of medical ethics
  4. Discuss the Duties of a Doctor
  • Health regulations
  1. Explain health regulations
  2. What are the international health regulations?
  3. Discuss the Seven Areas of work to guide IHR (2005) implementation
  4. Discuss health advice to travelers
  • Health policy
  1. Explain health policy
  2. Discuss Context for formulating National Health policy
  3.            The National health challenges
  4.            Pakistan commitment to MDGs
  5. Discuss the policy objectives and action taken by provincial and federal government


At the end of this course, students should be able to

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the medical ethics
  • understand the health laws,features
  • Understand the international health regulations, health advice to travelers
  • Understand the health policy.objectives



Week Main Topic Hours
1 Medical ethics –definition, oath ,theories 03
2 Medical ethics-principles, duties of doctor 03
3 Health laws-Health (Management) service Rules 2008 03
4 Describe the salient features of the protection of breast feeding and child nutrition ordinance, 2002 03
5 The epidemic disease act, 1958-2009,,The Punjab Medical And Health Institutions ACT 2003 & 2008 03
6 The prohibition of smoking in enclosed places and protection of non smokers ordinance 03
7 The public health (emergency provisions) ordinance, 1944, 03
8 Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997 (PEPA) 03
9 International health regulations-  assignment/presentation- 03
10 Health advice to travelers 03
11 Health policy of Pakistan- 03
12 Policy objectives—case discussion 03
13 Policy objectives 03
14 Case studies, problem solutions and presentation 03

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