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Fogarty Bioethics Fellows Seminar

East Baltimore
1st term
Berman Institute (Bioethics)
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Joseph Ali

Prior or concurrent enrollment in: 306.665 and 306.655


Provides a small, interactive setting for discussion of research ethics, ethics committees, and ethics concepts among the trainees and between trainees and affiliated faculty. Divides sessions among the following activities: reviewing and critiquing journal articles related to research ethics; trainees’ individual presentations on practicum research progress; guest speakers related to research ethics cases and/or concepts; and development and presentation of original case studies by each trainee. Includes topics standard of care, justice, inducements, research ethics committees, informed consent, and gender roles in research decisions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss key literature in international research ethics.
  2. Critically analyze case studies in research ethics.
  3. Present research ethics cases and original research proposals.
  4. Identify ethics issues in cases related to ethics and research.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 40% presentation of individual research proposals in progress (4 presentations per student; 10% each)
  • 50% fully drafted practicum research proposal

Enrollment Restriction:

Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program Fellows

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

to ensure students have prerequisites

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Please note: this is the virtual section of a course that is also offered onsite. Students committed to the modality for which they register.