L6357 Public Health Law and Social Justice

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to apply interdisciplinary, collaborative skills that combine law, public health, ethics and social justice;
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to analyze public health law and theory in practice;
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to assess the traditional and evolving mission of public health;
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to examine public health's broad powers to engage in issues including disease control;immunizations, testing, and treatment; isolation and quarantine; health promotion and intervention; screening; regulation of health professionals and businesses that impact public welfare; and litigation;
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to apply critical skills to balance rights and responsibilities on a case-sensitive basis; - describe the range of legal and regulatory realms in which public health functions.
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to analyze the constitutional basis for public health powers, U.S. Supreme Court cases, federal and state statutes and regulations, and local ordinances.
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to examine global health challenges such as syndromic surveillance, bioterrorism, epidemics, social justice, and human rights
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to apply a range of legal, policy and ethical frameworks to longstanding and emerging problems, including bioterrorist threats, infectious diseases, "epidemics" of obesity and diabetes, and others
  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to evaluate the recent blurring of the lines between public health and medicine.

General Information

Type: Lecture
Level: Upperclass

Other Sections

Section 001, Spring 2020
M 4:20-7:10 pm
Janlori Goldman