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Medical Professional Legal Consultant Certificate Course


The healthcare system has experienced an increase in the number of lawsuits and medical professionals have stepped forth to expand their professional role within the legal system to educate attorneys, judges, and juries. Medical professionals have the knowledge, competency, credential, and expertise to judge whether the appropriate standard of medical care has been delivered. Medical professionals are consulting into an expanding area of medical legal concerns such as personal injury, worker’s compensation, product liability, criminal custody cases, risk management, life-care planning, case management, healthcare licensing board issues, insurance industry, as well as expert witness. While many medical professional legal consultants work in law offices, and the insurance industries, they are also adopting an entrepreneurial spirit and starting their own businesses.

This exciting program prepares Medical Professionals for a career in the legal field as medical professional legal consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of medical professionals, this course provides students with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically-related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The curriculum of this course is designed to comply with the educational guidelines specified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

This six week course is approved for 45 Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) hours by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). This course will provide a comprehensive analysis of the principles and practices of medical professional legal consulting (MPLC), with an emphasis on law and expert witness testimony. While most of the main subject matter will pertain to legal nursing standards, professionals in other health care disciplines (pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistants, etc.) may gain increased skills and knowledge of the medical legal system to enhance their roles as service providers and functions as expert witnesses. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion from the university through which they are registered.

Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
10-21-2019 to 12-06-2019 None ONLINE $975

Beth Eerebout

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 10-21-2019 12:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. Online ONLINE
Fri, 12-06-2019 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
01-13-2020 to 02-28-2020 None ONLINE $975

Beth Eerebout

Enroll

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 01-13-2020 12:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. Online ONLINE
Fri, 02-28-2020 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
03-09-2020 to 04-24-2020 None ONLINE $975

Beth Eerebout

Enroll

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 03-09-2020 12:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. Online ONLINE
Fri, 04-24-2020 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE

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