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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Len Rubenstein

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):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
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
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 written consent of the instructor prior to registering for the course.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments: Course was formerly listed as 301.655 through HP&M with Dr. Gostin.