Fall 2024 Health Policy and Management P8548 section 001

Public Health Law


Call Number 15740
Day & Time
W 8:30am-11:20am
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Magda Schaler-Haynes
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description In this course we explore constitutional law through the lens of public health policy. We examine the relationships and tensions between individual and collective concerns. We evaluate public health issues from an American legal perspective to determine the constitutional soundness of the health promotion objective. In this course we consider multi-disciplinary factors and how they interact with issues of federalism, morality, economics and the politics of science. Readings include case law and related legal materials, in addition to writings by public health practitioners, historians, sociologists, economists and philosophers. Core topics include, among others, constitutional law and major constitutional cases relating to public health, economic analysis in law, tort litigation in public health, historical public health law perspectives, health promotion campaigns, property regulation, privacy protection, various case studies including immunization, civil commitment, infectious disease, tobacco policy and abortion law. Guest speakers provide additional current perspectives from practitioners.
Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 37 students (40 max) as of 11:46PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8548
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Open To Public Health
Section key 20243HPMN8548P001