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Public Health Implications of Health As A Human Right

Winter Institute
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 1:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Enrollment in any JHU degree program or enrollment in or completion of any health profession degree or completion of any undergraduate degree program or instructor permission. (Please e-mail instructor or Department of Environmental Health and Engineering with any questions.)

Explores policy and legal remedies that promote respect for and protection of human rights in general and the protection & fulfillment of health care access as a human right. Explores the creation of a culture of human rights and its application to health as a human right. Focuses broadly on 3 areas of health as a human right: using human rights law & policy to enhance health programs, impact of public health policies, programs and practices on human rights; and health impacts of human rights violations, including gross violations during armed conflict or insidious violations associated with mistreatment of marginalized groups and structural violence.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply a human rights framework to the analysis of key determinants of health care access and health status, as well as to public health policies, programs and practices
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 10% Discussion
  • 30% Written Assignment(s)
  • 40% Final Paper
Special Comments

This is the virtual course offering of a hybrid course. Students who register will be expected to attend the course synchronously and virtually.