340.683.01 Human Rights for Public Health Practitioners
- 3rd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Friday, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Considers human rights as a tool, an analytical framework, and a source of ethical guidance in public health practice. Reviews basic concepts in human rights and examines how human rights can contribute to the work of public health practitioners in a variety of roles. These include analysis of public health problems, design of programs, the setting of public health policy, decision-making in day to day practice, research on human rights and public health. Also considers a human rights standard for ethical practice in public health and the linkages between public health practice and the work of human rights organizations in advancing human rights in health.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify the interrelationships between modern concepts of public health and international human rights,
- Discuss the impact of health policies, programs, and practices on human rights,
- Discuss the health impacts resulting from violations of human rights
- Methods of Assessment:
60% final exam, 20% written assignment, and 20% class participation
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- Consent Note:
All students are required to obtain written consent of the instructor prior to registering for the course.
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- Jointly Offered With:
- Special Comments:
Course was formerly listed as 301.655 through HP&M with Dr. Gostin.