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Introduction to American Indian Health Research Ethics

Summer Inst. term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Mon 08/16/2021 - Fri 08/20/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  12:00 - 4:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Kristen Speakman
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 Objectives:

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

  1. reason through ethical issues that arise in the conduct of human subjects research in American Indian communities
  2. to work through ethical challenges posed in real life
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 20% Quizzes
  • 20% Discussion
  • 40% Final Paper
  • 10% journal

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

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

For consent, contact:

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.