LAW7593 - Law and Public Health

LAW7593 - Law and Public Health

Course Number: 

7593

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course provides an in-depth introduction to public health law in the united states. The course will focus on public health laws; legal authority for public health agencies; the role of law in addressing public health problems such as food safety, obesity, violence and injury, substance abuse, and other pressing public health problems; federalism issues in public health law; and constitutional issues that may arise in the public health setting including privacy and surveillance; commercial speech restrictions and quarantine.