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180.600.13 Special Topics in Health and Human Rights: Public Health Implications of Health As a Human Right

Environmental Health and Engineering
Winter Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Mon 01/07/2013 - Fri 01/11/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Robert Lawrence
Course Instructors:

Applies a human rights framework to the analysis of key determinants of health status and public health policies, programs and practices. Readings and discussions explore health as a human right and its implications for public health research and practice. Focuses broadly on three areas: (1) health as a human right, (2) impact of public health policies, programs and practices on human rights, and (3) collective health impact of human rights violations, whether gross violations in human conflict or insidious violations associated with mistreatment of marginalized groups. Topics include: (1) international instruments defining human rights principles, their historical development and application, (2) operationalization of the right to health and its consequences for public health practice, (3) governmental obligations for health under international human rights law, (4) linkages between health and human rights, (5) application of the human rights framework to the design, implementation, a

Methods of Assessment:

Class participation, short assignments, and one paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required