2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Feb 06, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PUBH 6260 - Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Public Health♦


(2 cr.)
A major responsibility of public health professionals is to maintain balance between individual rights and the wellbeing 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.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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