Medical Technology Law
This course will explore the influence of law on the development, diffusion, and financing of medical technology. A major focus of the course will be the process through which the Food and Drug Administration regulates the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The course will also examine products liability doctrines affecting manufacturing, design, and labeling. Additionally, the course will address the impacts of insurance systems and intellectual property regimes on access and innovation.
Evaluation will be by attendance, class participation, a series of short writing assignments, and a research paper. Students may use the coursework to satisfy either the Capstone or WIE requirement.