Global health ethics seeks to understand values and principles which guide medical and public health practice throughout the world. Particular attention will be given to health inequalities and how medicine and public health may work to resolve these problems. Students will apply ethical frameworks to identify and clarify the dilemmas posed intra- and internationally related to the study, prevention, and treatment of disease. Ultimately, students will be able to analyze various courses of actions and their consequences and propose pragmatic and value-driven solutions to current global health concerns.
Students entering after 2012: does not satisfy a distribution requirement.
Medical Humanities interdisciplinary minor credit.
Permission of the instructor required.