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Harvard School of Public Health

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Fall 1 2008

Dr. S. Gruskin
2.5 credits
Lecture, case study. One 3-hour session each week.

The course identifies and discusses the complex interactions between health and human rights, with particular emphasis on the use of human rights for public health thinking and practice. The course provides basic literacy in modern human rights. Frameworks for analysis of health/human rights interactions are developed and applied, including: effects of health policies and programs on human rights; health consequences of human rights violations; and the linkages between promoting and protecting health and promoting and protecting human rights. Topics including reproductive health and HIV/AIDS are used to illustrate and explore practical applications of human rights in public health, including the value and effectiveness of what are called "rights-based" approaches to health.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 1 2007

Dr. S. Gruskin
2.5 credits
Lecture, case study. One 3-hour session each week.

The course identifies and discusses the complex interactions between health and human rights, with particular emphasis on the use of human rights for public health thinking and practice. The course provides basic literacy in modern human rights, including core principles, key documents, institutions and practices. Then, frameworks for analysis of health/human rights interactions are developed and applied, including: effect of health policies and programs on human rights; health consequences of human rights violations; and the linkages between promoting and protecting health and promoting and protecting human rights. Topics including reproductive health and HIV/AIDS are used to illustrate and explore practical applications of human rights in public health, including the value and effectiveness of what are called "rights-based" approaches to health.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2006

Dr. S. Gruskin
2.5 credits
Lecture, case study. One 3-hour session each week.

The course identifies and discusses the complex interactions between health and human rights, with particular emphasis on the use of human rights for public health thinking and practice. The course provides the basis for literacy about modern human rights, including core principles, key documents, institutions and practices. Then, frameworks for analysis of health/human rights interactions are developed and applied, including: effect of health policies and programs on human rights; health consequences of human rights violations; and the linkages between promoting and protecting health and promoting and protecting human rights. Topics including reproductive health and HIV/AIDS are used to illustrate and explore practical applications of human rights in public health. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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