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Fall 2017
Jul 10, 2020
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HESY 594 - Global Health and Law
This class focuses on application of global health legal and policy principles and international organizations to discrete global health challenges. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of principles of global health law and policy through intensive examination and role play of one or more major problems in global health. Potential problems could include a naturally occurring infectious disease epidemic; an intentional introduction of a lethal pathogen; the response to large-scale food contamination, among other options. 

This course will meet simultaneously with a law school class to promote interdisciplinary learning. While law students are expected to have a basic level of understanding of global health law, undergraduates are not. Rather, graduate students from the main and medical campuses, as well as undergraduates, are expected to have an understanding of global public health strategies or U.S. health policy that law students often will not have. When studying and role playing these kinds of problems, students will be asked to construct innovative methods of global health governance, drawing upon existing international health law and institutions, along with a vision for more ideal models. 

Course meetings will be in intensive form on two Saturdays and two Sundays during the semester. 

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Systems Administration Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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