306.665.01 RESEARCH ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
Acquaints students with an introduction to ethical theory and principles, including ethics requirements when conducting research with human subjects in the U.S. and/or developing countries. Through lectures and small group case discussion, the following topics are covered: ethical theory and principles; informed consent in research; Institutional Review Boards; the just selection of research participants; cultural relativism; genetic research; ethical issues in vaccine research; ethics and human rights; appropriate use of placebos; what is owed to research participants, communities, and countries after research is completed; the use of animals in research; and scientific and academic integrity. Students in this course select to be in the U.S. track or the international track. While most lectures are identical for the two tracks, case discussions and assignments are different. The international track is geared toward international and American students conducting research in developing
1) To introduce public health students to ethical theory and the principles of bioethics,
2) To familiarize students with ethics requirements when conducting research with human subjects and with animals in the U.S. and/or developing countries,
3) To instruct students how to recognize the moral considerations inherent to public health research.
- Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
- Thursday 1:30 - 2:50