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This short course contains eight modules. Each module is composed of an introduction and an audio/slide presentation. Many modules also include a list of suggested readings or related websites, exercises, a list of references used in preparing the module, and a short evaluation form.

To get started, click the following link to Module 1:

Module 1: Distinguishing Public Health Ethics from Medical Ethics

Module 2: Values and Beliefs Inherent to a Public Health Perspective

Module 3: The Public Health Code of Ethics

Module 4: Law and Ethics in Public Health

Module 5: Pandemic influenza: A justice case study

Module 6: Decision-making in Public Health Ethics

Module 7: Barriers to the Ethical Practice of Public Health

Module 8: Responding to Unethical Events


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