Course Detail: MPLC - Medical Professional Legal Consultant

Course Description

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.

Who should enroll?

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.

Additional Information

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of about 12 hours per week reading and completing assignments. Please note that extensions will not be granted for this online course. This course is the equivalent of 45 clock hours of study. 70% is the minimum passing score on all tests and assignments for this course.


Registration Deadlines

Course Begins

Register By

Course Ends

January 13

January 17

February 28, 2020

March 9

March 13

April 24, 2020

May 4

May 8

June 19, 2020

June 29

July 3

August 14, 2020

August 24

August 28

October 9, 2020

October 19

October 23

December 4, 2020

Required Books

Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practices 3rd Edition 2 Volume Set - ISBN 978-1420089479

Recommended Books

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - ISBN 978-1-4180-8091-4

Westlaw Access


There are no prerequisites to take the course.

Continuing Education Units and Contact Hours
45 contact hours or 4.5 CEUs



Course Resources
Medical Professional Legal Consultant Certificate Course - SYLLABUS (PDF Document)

Available Sessions