Postgraduate Course: Public Health Ethics (PUHR11047)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will examine some of the key ethical issues in public health, attending particularly to the links between local and global perspectives and concerns. It will consider how approaches from and debates within philosophy, law and the social sciences (for instance, about personhood, dignity, rights and justice) can contribute to our understanding of the historical and contemporary shaping of current ethical issues, the nature of their impact in relation to public health, and how they might be tackled. Topics to be covered include health promotion, infectious diseases, and screening.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 2 (Sem 1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- explain the significance of some of the key ethical concerns in public health today.
- describe the links between individual and societal rights, and local and global concerns.
- analyse current and emerging concerns in public health by drawing on concepts and debates from philosophy and the social sciences.
- evaluate ethical arguments in terms of how debates emerge and how agendas are set.
- recommend solutions for ethical concerns.
|Course organiser||Mr Martyn Pickersgill
Tel: (0131 6)50 3202
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227