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Fall term course: Health & Human Rights

PubH 6801, 3 Cr (#20165) Wednesdays, 5:40-8:30 p.m., 9/5...
Instructor: Kirk C. Allison, Ph.D., M.S.
Open to Academic Health Center, Graduate, and Professional students (interested others, including advanced undergraduates, contact instructor)

This course explores the relationship of health and human rights under a public health horizon, both historical and contemporary.

 History, philosophical frameworks, groundings of human rights
 The development of the nexus between health and human rights
 Topics at the crossroads of health and human rights (historical and contemporary), such as:
o Public Health powers and human rights
o Eugenics
o Mental health, psychiatry and human rights
o Disability, health and human rights
o Genocide / Torture
o Children's health / child labor
o Gender, health, and human rights
o Indigenous peoples' health and human rights
o Organ trade
o Reproductive health, population policy & human rights
o Pandemics, discrimination & access to essential medicines
o Global disease burden, tobacco control and human rights
o Human rights & the double helix: Genomics and human rights
This course counts toward the SPH Global Health Interdisciplinary Concentration, Law School Human Rights Concentration, and Human Rights Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor

For additional information please contact Kirk Allison at alli0001(at)umn.edu or 612-626-6559.

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