306.650.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
T 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Jon Vernick
    Stephen Teret
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • 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.
  • Intended Audience
    Non-lawyers interested in public health law
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on a final exam or a term paper (students choice).
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    No textbooks are required for this course.  All required readings can be accessed through Courseplus.  Copyrighted material from Westlaw or West Reporters has been provided with the permission of the copyright holder Thompson Reuters.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Joanne Rosen, JD; MA

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)

    Lead TA- -Desmond D. Flagg, MPH


    Co-TA--Sarah O. Rodman, MPH


    Co-TA--Jesica L. Young, MS




  • Disability Support Services
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