GLHLTH 341: Ethics of Infectious Disease Control

Fall 2020

Instructor: Kearsley Stewart

This course will examine of the role of ethical decision-making when controlling infectious disease epidemics. Students will learn to apply classic public health ethics of balancing individual liberty vs. public good to the new global health context of emerging infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola and SARS, plus re-emerging infectious diseases such as multidrug-resistant TB, polio and cholera. The course will also explore questions of resource allocation, mandatory or voluntary prevention measures and ethical obligations of health care workers vs. the responsibilities of individuals in the context of new global public health.

Prior global health coursework recommended.

  • ICS 299
  • SCISOC 341
  • RIGHTS 341
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