306.721.01 Social Justice Theory and Public Health
- Health Policy and Management
- 4th term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
This is an advanced course open to students with a prior graduate level course in justice theory.
Examines what theories of social justice have to say about public health and health policy. Explores whether and in what ways alternative philosophical perspectives can be used to make the case for obligations to promote health, both globally and within nations, as well as how to think about the relation of health to human welfare more broadly. Emphasizes theory and argument, and extensive reading is expected.
- Learning Objectives:
- Assess whether, how and when theories of social justice provide guidance for public health and health policy
- Identify the defining features of at least two social justice theories
- Assess the limitations of theory for public health practice and policy
- Methods of Assessment:
Class participation, final paper and oral presentation
- Enrollment Restriction:
Priorty given to Greenwall post-doctoral fellows and PhD bioethics students.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- Consent Note:
Consent required to ensure that all students have appropriate background for the material.
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