Introduction to Public Health Ethics (Spring 2005)

  • Author: Patricia Marshall, PhD, Dept of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University


The goal of this course is to introduce students to theoretical and practical aspects of ethics and public health. This course will help students develop the analytical skills necessary for evaluating ethical issues related to public health policy and public health prevention, treatment, and research. Topics to be addressed include the following: philosophical approaches to public health ethics, human rights and public health, ethical issues associated with public health and infectious diseases, addiction, environmental risks, bio-terrorism, reproductive health and population control, genetics and public health, and ethical challenges in public health research.

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