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Introduction to Bioethics in Public Health Practice and Research

Summer term
Health Policy and Management
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Tue 07/06/2021 - Tue 07/27/2021
Class Times:
students must attend one of two sessions each day.
  • Tuesday,  8:00 - 8:50am
  • Tuesday,  1:30 - 2:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Jeffrey Kahn

Undergraduate students are not permitted in this course.


Introduces 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. Provides introductory material and case discussions on public health ethics and public health research ethics with emphasis on examples from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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. Articulate why and how ethics considerations for public health ethics are different from those usually given priority in medical ethics
  3. Apply the principles and frameworks of bioethics to real cases in public health practice and public health research
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Written Assignment(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

students must complete 1 hour of preparation prior to each live session each week