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306.601.01 Introduction to Bioethics in Public Health Practice and Research

Health Policy and Management
Summer term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Tue 07/02/2019 - Tue 07/23/2019
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jeffrey Kahn
Course Instructor s:

Introduces MPH students to the basic principles and frameworks for research and public health ethics as well as concepts in professional and research integrity as a public health professional. Explores both domestic and global health examples. Focuses on introductory material on public health ethics, research ethics and professional integrity.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Distinguish the principles and frameworks of bioethics, public health ethics, and research ethics
  2. Apply the principles and frameworks of bioethics to real cases in public health practice and public health research
  3. Describe what challenges exist to professional integrity for public health practice and research
  4. Articulate the norms and requirements of the responsible conduct of public health practice and research
Methods of Assessment:

There will be four written assignments, each worth 25%, corresponding to the four class lectures. For each assignment, a set of questions will be asked to ensure that the class material and readings were understood and to apply them, very briefly, to similar material.

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required