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306.650.01 PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE LAW

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2010 - 2011
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 6:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jon Vernick
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Introduces non-lawyers to the important role played by the law in determining the public's health. Students analyze judicial opinions, statutes, and regulations in classroom discussions. Covers substantive legal topics including the balance between individual rights and public health initiatives, privacy, medical malpractice, and informed consent.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a final exam or a term paper (students choice).

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required of undergraduates

For consent, contact:

jvernick@jhsph.edu