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301.655.01 Human Rights for Public Health Practitioners


Health Policy and Management
3rd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Leonard Rubenstein
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.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a final exam

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

all students are required to obtain consent

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