About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE LAW (306.650.11), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Introduces non-lawyers to the important role played by the law in determining the public's health. Students analyze judicial opinions, statutes, and regulations in classroom discussions. Covers substantive legal topics including the balance between individual rights and public health initiatives, privacy, medical malpractice, and informed consent.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Describe the process of legal reasoning. 2. Define substantive law in several areas relevant to public health. 3. Illustrate the process of legal research. 4. Describe aspects of legal terminology, and demystify aspects of the law for non-lawyers. 5. Evaluate how the law deals with biomedical and health information. 6. Identify legal issues. 7. Decide when to consult legal counsel.

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Course Time

Mon Tue Wed   9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

participants in the HPM Summer Institute

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: class participation and final paper

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Pamela Davis
E-mail: pdavis@jhsph.edu

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