Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Medicine

Credit(s): 3

Clinical scientists need a sound understanding of the ethical principles guiding the conduct of research projects. This course will address issues relevant to ethically sound study design, responsible conduct of research and scientific misconduct. Students will also complete human subjects protection training and learn to conduct research in an ethical manner. During this course, students will engage in both in-class lecture and discussion sessions as well as out of class learning activities (outlined below). The final project for graduate students for this course will serve as a practical application of what is learned during the course to students’ stated research interest. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of ethical considerations when conducting and reporting clinical research, as well as to provide experience in the practice and application of ethics to clinical science. It is assumed by the course directors that students in this course are either actively engaged in clinical research or intend to be involved in clinical research in the near future. This course has been designed around the principle that practical knowledge about how to conduct ethical research should be the focus. A second key principle of this course is that it is student-centered, meaning that it emphasizes the involvement of students in applying the concepts of ethics to their own research interests. The course activities are intended to promote the ethical application of research concepts to students’ areas of interest and to foster practical knowledge that supports students’ own research agendas. The diverse interests and experiences of students and faculty offer opportunities to learn from each other.

Prereq: This course is designed for scholars pursuing research training in clinical and translational science to integrate and apply knowledge obtained in previous training. Permission is required from the Course Director for entry into the class.

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