Human and Animal Research Ethics (BETH5202)
UNIT OF STUDY
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. All assessments must be completed to pass this Unit.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Animal Science
- Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
- Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Health Research
- Master of Bioethics
- Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
Further unit of study information
4x8hr intensive or Distance Education (online). Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face mode.
Continuous assessment (short weekly tasks) (20%); 1x1500wd briefing paper (30%); 1x2500wd position paper (50%)
Students are provided with a book of readings (in digital format). Most supplementary readings can be accessed through the library or online.
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