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Introduction to American Indian Health Research Ethics

Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Start Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
End Date
Friday, June 23, 2023
Class Time(s)
Tu, W, Th, F, 12:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2023
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
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.