306.655.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Jeff Kahn
    H: 410.614.5679 Location: Deering Hall 207
  • 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 Description
    Lectures and small group discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health and health policy.
  • Intended Audience
    graduate students
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation is based primarily on class participation and a paper evaluating ethical issues in the student's area of public health specialization.
  • 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.

  • 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