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Public Health Ethics: Understanding and Evaluating Bias in Public Health Initiatives is a Course

Public Health Ethics: Understanding and Evaluating Bias in Public Health Initiatives

Self-paced
3 credits

$35 Enroll

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Course Description 

Welcome to Public Health Ethics: Understanding and Evaluating Bias in Public Health Initiatives. This 3-hour, self-paced ethics course is designed for social workers and health care professionals. The focus will be on the frameworks of ethics seen in public health with the goal of educating participants to engage in critical thinking around how public health campaigns may affect the clients they serve and the work they do. This course is a macro level course designed to provide the learner with new perspectives on how various frameworks of ethics apply to the work that they undertake as part of the profession of social work.

This course was developed in January 2021.

Learning Objectives

  • Define relevant terms associated with public health ethics, its aims, outcomes, and tools.
  • Compare and contrast the goals and focus of the various ethical frameworks described.
  • Analyze the type of ethical tools being used in various examples seen in public health campaigns.
  • Apply critical thinking to assist in evaluating bias and stigma in public health campaigns moving forward.
  • Define bias and stigma in general and specifically as they relate to public health issues.
  • Examine examples of public health campaigns for elements of bias or stigma. 
  • Apply critical thinking skills when reviewing public health campaigns. 
  • Reflect on your own possible bias. 
  • Describe why our brains may have developed in ways that lend themselves to bias.

Continuing Education Information

  • Classifications
    • Three (3) CE clock hours
    • Content Level: Intermediate
    • Meets requirements for OCSWMFT Board in Ethics
    • Meets requirements for OCDP Board in
      • Prevention: P5 - Public Policy & Environmental Change for Prevention Professionals
      • Treatment: C7 - Prevention Strategies
    • Meets requirements for ASWB ACE Program in Ethics
  • Course Format 
    • This course is asynchronous with reading and video-based modules. Participants will view recorded videos and read materials provided from within each module, as well as externally linked webpages.
  • Certificate & Reporting 
    • Once your evaluation/feedback survey is submitted, ScarletCanvas-Catalog will generate your CE certificate/certificate of attendance for download and/or print
    • CE hours will be reported to CE Broker within 30-days for OCSWMFTB and OCDP licensees who provide their full license numbers with their course evaluation/feedback survey.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: RCST111747), is an approved provider for The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (OCSWMFT) Board

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 50-24068), is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 1628), is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OSU College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 4/30/22-4/30/25. Social workers completing this course receive three (3) ETHICS continuing education credits.

Don't see your licensing board or certifying entity/agency listed as an approved CE provider above? Please contact your licensing board or certifying entity/agency directly to find out if they will accept CE clock hours awarded by OSU College of Social Work.

New ScarletCanvas User?

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We recommend that you review the guidance below prior to the start of the course. It will help you navigate the course. Please refer back to these links as needed throughout your time in the course.

Please note, ScarletCanvas and CarmenCanvas are two different systems. ScarletCanvas houses the University's professional development courses, while CarmenCanvas houses our academic courses. Your CarmenCanvas sign in information does not transfer to ScarletCanvas.

  • ScarletCanvas Browser & Computer Requirements
    • Use Chrome browser for Windows and MacOS (make sure both the browser and your computer OS are current and do not need updating).
      • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge do not seem to be compatible.
      • If you experience issues with the CAPTCHA (I’m not a robot verification) upon registration, we have found it resolves itself when using a current Chrome browser.
  • Set up messages from Instructure/ScarletCanvas-Catalog at notifications@instructure.com as a trusted/whitelisted email address in your email contacts, so that our messages/announcements aren't routed to your Junk/Spam folder. 
    • Messages sent to you via this system will list Instructure/Canvas Catalog as the Sender, not OSU CSW.
  • If you are licensed by The State of Ohio CSWMFT and CDP Boards, please be sure to enter your full license number in the Professional License Information field upon registration and when completing the training evaluation.
  • After you enroll you will receive two automated emails, one with the subject "Please confirm your email address - Ohio State ScarletCanvas." Use the link in that email to set up the password you would like to use for your account.

Accessibility

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participate in this course, please contact CSW Accessibility as early as possible and in advance of the training start date by email at csw-accessibility@osu.edu or call 614-688-1657.

Requests received at least 14-days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the College will make every effort to meet requests that we receive regardless of lead time.

Complaint, Refund, No-Show, & Cancellation Policies

We are committed to providing an optimal learning experience for our course participants. However, we recognize that on occasion something unexpected may occur that would keep you from attending a training, or that there may be an instance that requires us to review circumstances that have caused concern for a participant, an instructor, or both. Please visit our Complaint, Refund, No-Show, & Cancellation Policies for more information on this process.

Contact Us

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, 302 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus OH, 43210. Phone: (614) 292-3032. Email: cswce@osu.edu Website: csw.osu.edu/continuing-education/