Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Perspective Electives

752: Comparative Health Law

Credit Hours



This course explores the health care system and relevant laws of the host country in which it is being taught. Generally offered in China, the course will explore the evolution and development of the Chinese health system from the days of the bare foot doctor to the national health reforms initiated under President Hu, guaranteeing all Chinese citizens equal access to basic health insurance. The course will consider public health policies in China with a focus on infectious disease prevention and control integration of traditional medicine with Western medicine, birth control and family planning, environmental health, smoking, food safety and the impacts of aging on health. Comparisons will be drawn between China and other Asian countries as well the United States and Canada.