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Research Ethics and integrity

East Baltimore
3rd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Introduces ethical theory and principles, including ethics requirements when conducting research with human subjects in the U.S. and/or developing countries. Covers the following topics through lecture and case studies: ethical theory and principles; informed consent in research; Institutional Review Boards; the just selection of research participants; cultural relativism; genetic research; ethical issues in vaccine research; ethics and human rights; appropriate use of placebos; what is owed to research participants, communities, and countries after research is completed; the use of animals in research; and scientific and academic integrity. Familiarized students with research ethics in both the U.S. and global contexts.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Discuss ethical theory and the principles of bioethics
  2. Recognize the moral considerations inherent to public health research
  3. Explain ethics requirements when conducting research with human subjects and with animals in the U.S. and/or developing countries
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 12% Discussion
  • 30% Midterm Paper
  • 18% Consent Form Assignment
  • 40% Final Exam
Special Comments

Satisfies HPM/PhD, school & NIH requirement re: responsible conduct of research