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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS: PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF HEALTH AS A HUMAN RIGHT (180.600.13), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Applies a human rights framework to the analysis of key determinants of health status and public health policies, programs and practices. Readings and discussions explore health as a human right and its implications for public health research and practice. Focuses broadly on three areas: (1) health as a human right, (2) impact of public health policies, programs and practices on human rights, and (3) collective health impact of human rights violations, whether gross violations in human conflict or insidious violations associated with mistreatment of marginalized groups. Topics include: (1) international instruments defining human rights principles, their historical development and application, (2) operationalization of the right to health and its consequences for public health practice, (3) governmental obligations for health under international human rights law, (4) linkages between health and human rights, (5) application of the human rights framework to the design, implementation, a

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Applies a human rights framework to the analysis of key determinants of health status and public health policies, programs and practices. Readings and discussions explore health as a human right and its implications for public health research and practice. Focuses broadly on three areas: (1) health as a human right, (2) impact of public health policies, programs and practices on human rights, and (3) collective health impact of human rights violations, whether gross violations in human conflict or insidious violations associated with mistreatment of marginalized groups. Topics include: (1) international instruments defining human rights principles, their historical development and application, (2) operationalization of the right to health and its consequences for public health practice, (3) governmental obligations for health under international human rights law, (4) linkages between health and human rights, and (5) application of the human rights framework to the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: Apply a human rights framework to the analysis of key determinants of health status and public health policies, programs and practices.

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Course Time

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri   1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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Intended Audience

MPH students and health and human rights seminar students.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation, short assignments, and one paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Robert Lawrence
E-mail: rlawrenc@jhsph.edu
David Stein
E-mail: dstein@jhsph.edu

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