Course Details

Contact Tracing, Law, and Ethics

Contact tracing is an essential public health strategy to contain an outbreak, otherwise known as “flattening the curve.” Operating within critical legal and regulatory parameters, contact tracers gather information on case exposure and contacts and advise on isolation and quarantine, as well as follow up. In this course, students will learn the history and utility of contact tracing; ethical and legal considerations, such as human subject research, privacy, civil liberties, and human rights; contact tracing in global comparative perspective; and special considerations to help curb transmission in vulnerable and high-risk communities. The course will also include an “interviews and investigations” skills component through simulation and development of a contact tracing plan and accompanying analysis.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 501

Additional Course Information: Class meets using University Calendar


Course History

Fall 2020
Title: Contact Tracing, Law, and Ethics
Faculty: Sorensen, Juliet (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 10