2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
    
    Sep 21, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PPPA 8842 - Leadership, Professionalism, and Ethics in Public Health Practice


(5 cr.) A major responsibility of public health professionals is to maintain balance between individual rights and the well-being of communities. To do this, they must understand the ethical, social, and legal issues surrounding the public health arena. Students in this course explore these concepts while examining the role of federal, state, and local government in the assurance of public health through legislation and regulation. Students investigate contemporary legal and regulatory issues arising in public health practice and emergencies, and they assess public health security and preparedness in response to bioterrorism and disasters. They also discuss the impact of cost, benefits, legal factors, and other considerations on ethical research and practice. Through the application of theories and concepts assessed in the course, students propose potential solutions to current public health issues.



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