BETH 5202 - Human and Animal Research Ethics

This unit of study introduces students to research ethics in its social context. It explores the philosophical underpinnings of the research endeavour including the justifications for engaging in research, research priorities and research integrity. The unit also reviews the history of research and the impact of research abuse on subjects, both human and animal. International and national guidelines for ethical human and animal research will be covered and participants are encouraged to develop practical skills in relation to their own research. The second part of the unit investigates current areas of controversy and public interest in research. Learning activities will include lectures, discussions, online learning activities and written assessments.

Contact unit co-ordinators
Associate Professor Ian Kerridge
Ph: +61 2 9036 3405