International and European Health and Human Rights

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Political Science
Health Studies
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

International human rights identify the specific obligations of governments towards their people, and this course will look at this through the lens of global public health. Through a series of case studies, the course will explore the ways in which public health and human rights are interrelated. Students will cover the effects of health law, policies and programs on human rights; health consequences of human rights violations; and the linkages between the two fields. Topics including infectious disease control, sexuality, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health and non-communicable diseases will be used to illustrate and explore practical applications of human rights to global health.