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Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research

1st Term
Clinical Investigation
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Monday, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Explores and examines the ethical issues central to clinical research, reviews current regulations for clinical investigation, promotes understanding of the function and procedures of Institutional Review Boards, and better appreciation of the role of good clinical practices for clinical trials.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Reflect on the fundamental ethical principles that govern biomedical research and judge whether research proposals adhere to these principles
  2. Identify good clinical practices for clinical trials, including the use of standard operating procedures
  3. Characterize the fundamentals of informed consent from the ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives
  4. Identify the requirements and procedures for IRB approval of human subject research, including recent HIPAA regulations
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Written Assignment(s)
  • 50% Final Paper
Special Comments

The dates for 2023-24 are: 8/28, 9/5 (TUES), 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16