Spring 2020 - HSCI 327 D100

Global Health Ethics (3)

Class Number: 2171

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    BLU 9021, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    AQ 3153, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units and one of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, or 221; or HSCI 319W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Ethical issues related to public health as they are located in and influenced by a global context. Consideration of several ethical approaches including utilitarianism, deontic ethics, and the capabilities approach, as well as theories of justice. Application of approaches to topics ranging from global markets in human organs to international migration of health workers and pharmaceutical testing in the Developing World. Students who have taken HSCI 320 or PHIL 327 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:



TOPICS COVERED will include:

  • Ethics and global health         
  • Justice, Human Rights and Global Health         
  • Health Worker Migration     
  • Medical Tourism (Organ Tourism)        
  • Immigration and Health       
  • Disaster Ethics        
  • Labour and Health    
  • Climate change, the environment and health


TEACHING FORMAT:
This is a hybrid lecture and seminar-style course with the expectation of active student participation in discussions.

Grading

  • Editorial Writing 10%
  • First Paper 20%
  • Midterm 10%
  • Second Paper 30%
  • Final 20%
  • Participation 10%

NOTES:


CLASS PARTICIPATION:
Class participation makes up 10% of the final grade, measured equally by attendance and active participation in the class. Active participation will be assessed according to the student's engagement in class discussion, incorporation of class readings into discussion, and willingness to foster a positive exchange of ideas.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:


CANVAS:
This course will make use of Canvas (canvas.sfu.ca) to organize class materials; links to online readings, the discussion of ethics related topics, and PowerPoint slides used during lectures.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS