HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS Syllabus

340.683.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Len Rubenstein
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify the interrelationships between modern concepts of public health and international human rights,
    • Discuss the impact of health policies, programs, and practices on human rights,
    • Discuss the health impacts resulting from violations of human rights
  • Course Description
    Considers human rights as a tool, an analytical framework, and a source of ethical guidance in public health practice. Reviews basic concepts in human rights and examines how human rights can contribute to the work of public health practitioners in a variety of roles. These include analysis of public health problems, design of programs, the setting of public health policy, decision-making in day to day practice, research on human rights and public health. Also considers a human rights standard for ethical practice in public health and the linkages between public health practice and the work of human rights organizations in advancing human rights in health.
  • Intended Audience
    Individuals interested in human rights issues pertaining to public health.
  • Methods of Assessment
    • Short quizzes (n=2) on basic concepts: 20%
    • Class participation: 20%
    • Mid-term assignment: 20%
    • Final exam: 40% 
  • 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

    TA: Casey Branchini
    Email: Cabranch@jhsph.edu

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.