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286B Public Health Law (2)

Seminar - 2 hrs. Public health law, seen broadly, is the government's power and responsibility to ensure the conditions for the population's health. The use of this power results in a series of trade-offs between the collective good of public health and the individual's interests in liberty and property. More specifically, public health addresses issues raised by methods such as surveillance, partner notification, health education campaigns, immunization and testing, quarantine, and criminal prosecution. Case studies used in class will be topical, including the international effort to respond to SARS, recent efforts to prevent bioterrorism, and tobacco litigation. Class limit: 15 students.

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