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221.616.81 ETHICS OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Department: International Health
Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Maria Merritt
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Provides a forum for discussion and deliberation about ethical issues in the practice of public health (including the conduct of research) in developing countries. Equips students to identify and analyze critical ethical issues and to consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of all parties involved.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify critical ethical issues in the practice of public health (including research) in developing countries
Consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of all parties involved in public health practice in developing countries
Identify resources that may assist in the Discussing and use of key ethical concepts in public health practice
Analyze case examples that call for the application of key ethical concepts to developing-country contexts

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on attendance, a small-group presentation, and a paper.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 60
Enrollment Restriction: Restricted to Abu Dhabi cohort, IIHMR cohort, and previously identified students who must enroll to satisfy requirement
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Enrollment is restricted to specific cohorts

For consent, contact: mmerritt@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail