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Fall 2021
5336 Public Health Law - EWER- 27101

Professor(s): Michael Ewer (OTHER FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TTH  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course provides an in-depth examination of public health law principles and challenges. Students will explore constitutional issues related to public health and develop an understanding of the state’s public health powers and duties as they are balanced against an individual's legally protected rights. The course will explore a range of public health law issues, including infectious disease control measures, immunization policy, emergency preparedness and bioterrorism, government regulation of unhealthy products, the state’s role in promoting healthy behaviors, and public health surveillance and privacy issues.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/07 6pm-9pm  111 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (8/4/2021 8:08:19 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Gostin LO and Wiley LF. Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint, Third Edition (University of California Press 2016), ISBN: 978-0520282650


Gostin LO Wiley LF. Public Health Law & Ethics: A Reader, Third Edition (University of California Press 2018), ISBN: 978-0520294660