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700.665.11 Introduction to Ethics of U.S. and International Human Subject Research

Department:
Berman Institute (Bioethics)
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/04/2018 - Fri 06/08/2018
Class Times:
Class will meet in Deering Hall
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:00 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Joseph Ali
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

No prerequisites

Description:

Gain the ability to reason through ethical issues that arise in the conduct of human subject research.

Provides an introduction to the ethics of human subject research and allows participants to apply what they learn to case examples from the U.S. and international settings. Presents ethical principles and a framework for analysis. Reviews key U.S. and international regulations that guide the ethical conduct of research. Through lectures and moderated discussions, addresses a variety of issues including: informed consent for research participation; ethical aspects of study design; just selection of research subjects and duties of justice when working in resource poor settings; and the role and function of institutional review boards/ethics review committees. Uses case discussions to explore research in both domestic and international settings.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain core research ethics constructs and requirements
  2. Apply ethics principles and a framework to research ethics case scenarios
  3. Reason through ethical issues that arise in the conduct of human subject research, both in the U.S. and globally
Methods of Assessment:

20% class participation; 30% quizzes; 50% analytic paper

Enrollment Restriction:

Students who are currently enrolled in or have taken 306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity: U.S. and International Issues may not enroll in this course.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

Students are required to complete readings and a quiz prior to the start of class. Analytic paper due June 17, 2018. Class will meet in Deering Hall.