Courses 2014 - 2015
LAW 305 Global Health and Justice
Credits: 3-5, Max 5
Health disparities are increasingly recognized as both a symptom of social injustice and a threat to our collective future. The course explores health as a human right, focusing on injustices that occur around the world resulting in disease, disability and death. Using a justice framework, the course will consider social determinants of health and vulnerabilities that exist among populations and sub-populations, such as women, children, people with disabilities or HIV and the poor. Special attention will be given to low and middle income country health problems and struggles to attain healthy populations. Students will learn about the Millennium Development Goals, international human rights law, and the pivotal role that law and legal infrastructure play in addressing injustices in health.