Harvard School of Public Health

Advanced Topics in Women, Gender and Health

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

This interdepartmental, interdisciplinary seminar will offer the chance to analyze ways by which diverse constructs of gender influence public health research and practice. Using different examples each week, the core WGH faculty and students will focus on how gender contributes to classifying, surveying, understanding and intervening on population distributions of health, disease, and well-being. Discussion of these examples will draw on different disciplines, conceptual frameworks, and methodological approaches (both quantitative and qualitative). For example, traditional Read more about Advanced Topics in Women, Gender and Health

Disease Distribution Theory/A

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

This course offers an introduction to the social and scientific contexts, content, and implications of theories of disease distribution , past and present. It considers how these theories shape questions people ask about--and explanations and interventions they offer for--patterns of health, disease, and well-being in their societies. Designed for both master level and doctoral level students, SBS 506 also serves a pre-requisite for SBS 507, the in-depth continuation of the course required for SBS doctoral students. SBS 506 accordingly begins by reviewing the role of theory in the Read more about Disease Distribution Theory/A

Issues in Hlth & Human Rights

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the application of the human rights framework to a wide range of critical areas of public health. Through lectures, cases and guest speakers, students will become familiar with the human rights perspective as applied to selected public health policies, programs and interventions. The course clarifies how human rights approaches complement and differ from those of bioethics and public health ethics. Among the issues to be considered from a human rights perspective are the bioethics, torture prevention and treatment, infectious Read more about Issues in Hlth & Human Rights

Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

The instructor reserves the right to un-register students auditing this class to make room for students taking this course for a letter grade. A growing number of children and adolescents around the world are subjected to violence, exploitation and other forms of abuse. These harms persist despite the proliferation of international norms and structures designed to protect this population and promote its wellbeing. In many cases global transformations exacerbate rather than reduce the risks of abuse and increase the protection challenges these risks give rise to. Though each Read more about Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection

Field Exp Health & Human Rights

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2014

In this course, students will acquire the basic skills in applying a human rights framework to health issues in a professional work environment. Depending on their field placement, they may learn about operational skills in settings where health and human rights are practiced or about organizing a study to investigate human rights conditions affecting health. Each student will be expected, in consultation with the instructor, to identify an organization engaged in relevant work for the Winter Session period and secure a placement within that organization. Students are expected to Read more about Field Exp Health & Human Rights