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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6320

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-01-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1899 2004-11-09
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Health Policy and Mgt PH 6404-000-20
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Barbara Orban 9740346 borban@hsc.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6320 Public Health Law and Ethics

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Public Health Law & Ethics
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    PHC 6102 recommended

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course provides students with an overview of major ethical and legal concepts. The course considers the role of the legal system in resolving public health problems through the legislature, the courts, and administrative agenices.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This is a required course in the Public Health Practice MPH track, and is an elective for all other MPG degree tracks and the MHA program. The content of this course reflects the development, within the field of public health in recent years, of a increas

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course would service MPH degree tracks and the MHA program

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    1

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    J.D. with knowledge of public health law, ethics and policy.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course considers the role of the legal system in resolving public health problems through the legislature, the courts, and administrative agenices.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    This course provides students with an overview of major ethical and legal concepts and their impact on public health practice and challenges students to consider the relationship among ethics, law, and public health practice and policy.

    C. Major Topics

    The basic legal framework for public health.

    The U.S. Constitution

    Federalism

    Problem definition for policy development

    The policy formulation cycle

    Basic legal processes

    Source and scope of states powers

    General ethical principals in health care

    The scope of statutory and regulatory provisions for public health's emergency powers

    How law and legal practices contribute to the current health status of the population

    How the law may be used as a tool in promoting and protecting the public's health

    The mechanisms through which law may deter, encourage or compel health-related behaviors.

    D. Textbooks

    Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint by Lawrence Gostin

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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