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Current Topics in Human Rights

East Baltimore
1st Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Thursday, 3:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
introduction to health and human rights and required for the human rights certificate.
Establishes mutual knowledge and shared beliefs for human rights researchers through the presentations and discussions of ongoing efforts in the Center for Public Health and Human Rights.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe key linkages between Human Rights and public health
  2. Differentiate the vital roles of health professionals in promoting human rights, advocating for the protection of human rights, researching violations, and building a culture of human rights
  3. Describe current cutting-edge research in health and human rights and the methods used to carry it out.
  4. Review how public health professionals can bring epidemiology and other methods of public health to investigate, analyze, and document abuses of human rights
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Discussion
  • 50% Reflection
Enrollment Restriction
JHU-enrolled graduate students
Special Comments

This is the onsite section of a course also held virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.