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Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries


The course provides a forum for discussion and deliberation about ethical issues in the practice of public health (including the conduct of research) in developing countries. Equips students to identify and analyze critical ethical issues and to consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of all parties involved.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to identify critical ethical issues in the practice of public health (including research) in developing countries; consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of all parties involved in public health practice in developing countries; identify resources that may assist in the understanding and use of key ethical concepts in public health practice; and analyze case examples that call for the application of key ethical concepts to developing-country contexts.