ETHICAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and define moral issues in the context of public health practice
- distinguish between a moral issue or argument and other types of issues or arguments
- articulate moral arguments for or against public health policies or practices
Course DescriptionLectures and small group discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health and health policy.
Intended Audiencegraduate students
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation is based primarily on class participation and a paper evaluating ethical issues in the student's area of public health specialization.
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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.
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