New graduate level public health elective will be offered this summer session by the Environmental Health department. Offered as V-617, Special Topics in Environmental Health will explore the field of Public Health Ethics.
Public Health Ethics will explore the conflicts that arise when science, politics and ethics meet autonomy, individual rights community, and the common good and multi-cultural values. Using a case-study discussion format this course will focus on what the ethical issues are, what information is available to decision makers, who are the stakeholders, what values are at stake in the decision making process , what options available to decision makers and identify the process used to make the decisions. Cases such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Cuba’s Quarantine of AIDS Victims, Ethics and Infectious Disease, Ethics in Public Health Research will be discussed.
Contact Jo Anna Shimek, Clinical Assistannt Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course is opened to all graduate level students from any discipline and will be taught during the first six week session.