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Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH

Internet module
1st term
0 credits
Academic Year:
2016 - 2017
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Jon Vernick

Examines academic and research ethics at JHSPH in a series of online interactive modules. Focuses on information about the academic ethics code and responsible conduct of research at the School. Explores issues of academic integrity such as proper ethical conduct and referencing, and discusses violations such as plagiarism and cheating, relative to case studies that illustrate situations faced by students and faculty in the academic setting. Addresses topics that include responsible conduct of research, authorship, data management, data ownership, guidelines for professional conduct, research fraud or scientific misconduct, federal and institutional guidelines related to research using human and animal subjects and ethical issues involving vulnerable subjects in research.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and explain the policies and procedures that govern academic integrity and ethical conduct of research in the school
  2. Practice proper attribution when referencing sources in academic assignments and scholarly works
  3. Avoid violations of academic and research integrity such as plagiarism, cheating, research fraud and scientific misconduct
  4. Conduct research in a responsible and professional manner with attention to maintaining integrity relative to authorship, data management and ownership, and protection of human and animal rights
Methods of Assessment:

Completion of online modules. All information needed to complete the requirements for this course is available in CoursePlus.

Enrollment Restriction:

Auditing not permitted

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

All students must complete during their first term of matriculation; failure to do so will result in blockage of further course registration