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

East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
Berman Institute (Bioethics)
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Mon 06/06/2022 - Fri 06/10/2022
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:00 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Joseph Ali

No prerequisites


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. Addresses a variety of issues through lectures and moderated discussions 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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% 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: