GHS 212 - Global Health Law

This course will take a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to public health law, exploring how countries provide and regulate health care. The course will begin by examining how health care systems are organized and how they are financed, comparing health care systems from other countries in order to better evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our own system. The course will then cover the right to health as it exists in international law, national constitutions, and domestic legislation – as well as the barriers to implementing and enforcing this right. Finally, the course will look at the development of international and national laws governing informed consent and research on human subjects in developing countries.

Course director

Jennifer Templeton Dunn, JD

Teaching format

Offered at UC Hastings
Lectures, student presentations, essay

Course credit

3 units