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Public Health Implications of Health As a Human Right

East Baltimore
Winter Inst. term
Environmental Health and Engineering
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
David Stein

Explores policy and legal remedies that promote respect for and protection of human rights in general and the protection & fulfillment of health care access as a human right. Explores the creation of a culture of human rights and its application to health as a human right. Focuses broadly on 3 areas of health as a human right: using human rights law & policy to enhance health programs, impact of public health policies, programs and practices on human rights; and health impacts of human rights violations, including gross violations during armed conflict or insidious violations associated with mistreatment of marginalized groups and structural violence.

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 care access and health status, as well as to public health policies, programs and practices
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% Assignments
  • 40% Final Paper
  • 30% Participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required