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Ethical Issues in Public Health


East Baltimore
4th term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Class Times:
  • M W,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Jeffrey Kahn

Lectures and small group discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health and health policy.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and define moral issues in the context of public health practice
  2. Distinguish between a moral issue or argument and other types of issues or arguments
  3. Articulate moral arguments for or against public health policies or practices
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based primarily on class participation and a paper evaluating ethical issues in the student's area of public health specialization.

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduates must obtain permission of instructor to enroll in this class.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates must obtain permission of instructor to register

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