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221.616.81 Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries

Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Maria Merritt
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. No prerequisites.

Description:

Students who want to learn about ethical concepts and apply them to real-world public health issues are likely to appreciate this course.

Provides a forum for discussion and deliberation about ethical issues in the practice of public health (including the conduct of research) in developing countries. Equips students to identify and analyze critical ethical issues and to consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of all parties involved.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify critical ethical issues in the practice of public health (including research) in developing countries
  2. Apply selected conceptual resources to elucidate key ethical concepts operating in case examples of public heath practice
  3. Consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of actors with decision-making authority over the practice of public health in developing countries
  4. Analyze case examples that call for the application of key ethical concepts to developing-country contexts
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on participation, a small-group presentation, and a paper.

Participation (20%)
Participation includes LiveTalk attendance, Introductory VoiceThread participation, Discussion Forum participation, and viewing lectures.

Discussion Aid (15%)
Each student will be responsible for submitting a discussion aid for a case example and initiating a discussion on that case using the Discussion Forum.

Paper (65%)
Each student must submit a final paper assignment

Enrollment Restriction:

No undergraduates

Instructor Consent:

No consent required