Public health law examines the government's authority, at various jurisdictional levels, to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree.
Open to graduate-level Public Health students only until August 14, 2017; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at http://go.uvm.edu/ph; Students will be notified if permission granted on August 14, 2017; contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION: Public health law examines the government’s authority, at various jurisdictional levels, to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms. INTRODUCTION: Public health law is the study of the legal powers and duties of the state, in collaboration with its partners (e.g., health care providers, business, the community, the media, and academe), to assure the conditions for people to be healthy, and the limits on state powers to constrain the autonomy, privacy, liberty, proprietary, or other legally protected interests of individuals for protection or promotion of community health. Public health ethics seek to understand and clarify principles and values that guide public health actions, offering a framework for making decisions and a means of justifying them.
The course has four basic learning objectives: 1. Understand and discuss the operation of the U.S. legal system generally. 2. Understand and define the role of the police power in public health. 3. Understand and describe the role of law in population health. 4. Understand basic public health ethics.
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