Course Description

Laws governing health information privacy, access, and management have an impact on healthcare providers, public bodies with a role in the healthcare sector, employers, professional regulatory bodies, fundraisers, insurers, and researchers. This course is designed to assist these individuals develop a thorough understanding of the policies, practices, laws, and regulation that address confidentiality, privacy, and security of health information.


This course is designed for professionals primarily in the healthcare sector, who have special interest in privacy law.  A student, who does not have a foundation in privacy basics OR an understanding of the operation of the health sector, should take CLAW401 prior to CLAW402

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisites: CLAW 122

The prerequisite may be waived for registered certificate program students who can demonstrate adequate professional experience or education related to business law that satisfies program requirements. Please contact the Academic Coordinator, Chris MacDonald, at chris.macdonald@torontomu.ca for more information.  

Course Sections
Class Number
Jan 13, 2025 to Apr 18, 2025
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $583.24 Click here to get more information
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information