This course focuses on private law responses to quality of care and autonomy issues involving health care providers and their consumers. The course examines the competing and overlapping liability models applied to health care providers, and the liability exposure of different provider groups, from individual health care professionals through provider groups to third party payors and drug and device manufacturers. The course covers the full range of litigation issues including expert and scientific evidence, causation, damages, and insurance issues as they relate to HCPs. Additionally, considerable attention is paid to the effect of statutory reforms, ranging from qualifications of experts through limitations on certain types of damage recovery to mandated dispute resolution mechanisms. Public Interest and Social Justice Certificate course (3 units).