Global Public Health Security
What you'll learn
- Students will learn legal and ethics issues in various real life examples of global public health incidents
In this course, you will work through historical public health security events and pandemics and see how society uses the rule of law to control outbreaks and threats of the use of biological weapons. The focus of this course is on policy, international law and public health history, but some examples will include U.S. domestic law. The course begins with a history of law and global public health and biological disasters and the use of biological weapons. Then, the course considers how the rule of law is used by society to protect society through international law, public health law using concepts of distributive justice and ethics. Then we explore incidents of public health outbreaks like Ebola, SARS and Zika. COVID-19 is included in some of the examples.
Who this course is for:
- Citizens of the world, public health professionals, national security professionals
- lawyers, students, instructors
Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is a distinguished law professor at Texas Tech University School of Law and is author of eight law books and numerous law articles, and winner of several book awards. She is also a filmmaker. She teaches courses in emerging technologies law, nanotechnology law, biosecurity law, space law, environmental law and cybersecurity law. She has also served as an advisor on cybersecurity and biosecurity for government agencies.