Global Public Health

This course will introduce students to the basic institutions and processes of international law as they relate to global public health. Students will examine key international law materials, doctrines, and regimes including human rights, international humanitarian law, international environmental law, trade, and global health regimes. This course will also focus on non-binding standards, global public health strategies and agenda-setting, as well as national and international jurisprudence and policy-making that bear on global public health. Students will spend time analyzing pressing global health problems such as global health inequities and vulnerabilities, global warming and its health effects and relationship with chronic illnesses, control of trade in dangerous products and disease vectors and the relationship between intellectual property rights and access to essential medicines and treatments.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course