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221.666.11 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH RESEARCH ETHICS

Department: International Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces students to the ethics of human subject research specific to working with American Indian communities. Also introduces ethical theory and principles, followed by a brief history of research ethics in Indian Country. Topics covered in lectures and moderated discussions include the importance of health research in Indian Country, informed consent for research participation, role and function of institutional and ethic review

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
reason through ethical issues that arise in the conduct of human subjects research in American Indian communities
to work through ethical challenges posed in real life

Methods of Assessment: Students taking the course for credit are evaluated on attendance, class participation, daily quizzes, a final paper, and a final group project. Students auditing the course are evaluated on attendance, daily quizzes and a final group project.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 07/22/2013 - Fri 07/26/2013
  • Monday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Friday 1:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent required for auditors who do not work in a health or human service field for an American Indian Tribe.

For consent, contact: msantosh@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

None

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Students taking the course for credit must possess a bachelor’s degree and must take the course for a letter grade. Students auditing the course are required to have previous bachelor’s level or graduate level health-related course work. They must also work in a health or human service field for an American Indian Tribe.
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015