53135 Public Health Laws and Ethics

Course Description

this course is designed to understand the structure and functions of the public health system; define various public health law; understand the roles of government, private sector entities, and individuals in assuring the conditions for people to be healthy; assess legal and ethical conflicts:- (health promotion and communication; public health powers such as immunization, testing, screening, quarantine, and isolation; public health emergencies; regulation of businesses and professions; and tort litigation for the public’s health) . Protecting the public’s health has global dimensions, which will be explored to some degree, the focus of the course is on public health law in the local and region.

Learning Objective

  • 1. Describe public health system
  • 2. Define various public health laws
  • 3. Describe Understand the roles of government, private sector entities, and individuals in assuring the conditions for people to be healthy;
  • 4. Assess legal and ethical conflicts
  • 5. Describe the several legal powers given to public health
  • 6. Describe an ethical principle in public health that is not encoded in public health laws
  • 7. Describe how the exercise of any power is an ethical issue

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • lecturer notes 2015 by Imran Ahmed Abidkadir
  • internaltuion Health regualtuions 2005 by WHO

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite

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