Introduction to Ethics of U.S. and International Human Subject Research
Berman Institute (Bioethics)
2023 - 2024
Monday, June 5, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 1:00 - 4:20pm
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 ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Explain core research ethics constructs and requirements
- Apply ethics principles and a framework to research ethics case scenarios
- 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
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.
Jointly Offered With
This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online
section (700.665.49) and an in-person section (700.665.11). Please choose the modality you need (either online or in-person) when registering in SIS.