Public Health and Law
PubH 6335, 3 credits
Designed for students in the health professions and law, this course examines how law can both promote public health and conflict with the constitutionally protected rights of individuals. It introduces the legal concepts that underlie the public health system and inform public health policy making in the United States. Topics to be covered include the role of law in public health care and policy (e.g., governmental powers vs. civil liberties, regulation of public health); major areas of public health activity (e.g., health promotion, immunization, screening, and treatment); and the future of public health.
Meet the faculty of PubH 6335: Public Health and Law in the below course introduction video: