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180.600.13 Public Health Implications of Health As a Human Right

Department:
Environmental Health and Engineering
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
David Stein
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

Applies a human rights framework to the analysis of key determinants of health status and PH policies, programs and practices. Readings and discussions explore health as a human right and its implications for PH research and practice. Focuses broadly on 3 areas: health as a human right, impact of public health policies, programs and practices on human rights; and collective health impact of human rights violations, whether gross violations in human conflict or insidious violations associated with mistreatment of marginalized groups. Topics include: international instruments defining human rights principles, their historical development and application; operationalization of the right to health and its consequences for public health practice; governmental obligations for health under international human rights law; linkages between health and human rights; application of the human rights framework to the design, implementation, and evaluation of PH programs.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Apply a human rights framework to the analysis of key determinants of health status and public health policies, programs and practices
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation, short assignments, and one paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required