306.841.01 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Term | 1 Credit(s)
TTh 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Nancy Kass
    Jeff Kahn
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Understand the principles and frameworks of bioethics, public health ethics, and research ethics
    • Apply the principles and frameworks of bioethics to real cases in public health practice and public health research
    • Consider what challenges exist to professional integrity and appreciate the norms and requirements of the responsible conduct of public health practice and research
  • Course Description
    Introduces MPH students to the basic principles and frameworks for research and public health ethics as well as concepts in professional and research integrity as a public health professional. Explores both domestic and global health examples. Focuses on introductory material on public health ethics, research ethics, and professional integrity.
  • Intended Audience
    Full-time MPH students
  • Methods of Assessment
    A written case study analysis
  • 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
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