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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

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 Objective(s):

At the conclusion of this course, students will (1) be able to apply human rights concepts to the analysis of public health programs and policies; (2) understand how human rights concepts impacts their own conduct as public health practitioners; and (3) understand links between public health practice and human rights advocacy.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a final exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 12
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

all students are required to obtain consent

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Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: