SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS: PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF HEALTH AS A HUMAN RIGHT Syllabus

180.600.98 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 2 Credit(s)
MT 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
  • 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

  • Intended Audience

    part-time MPH and other students taking courses in Barcelona.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated based on class participation and a final paper due within one month after the conclusion of the course.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.