Introduction to Human Research Ethics (BETH5208)


This unit of study introduces students to human research ethics in its wider context. It explores the ethical underpinnings of the research endeavour including the justifications for engaging in research and research integrity. The unit also reviews the history of research and the impact of research abuse on human participants. Participants are also encouraged to develop practical skills in relation to their own research.

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Further unit of study information


Block mode (1.5 days) and online


1x1500wd essay (80%); 1x 300wd task (10%); participation in class/online (10%)


All readings are accessed online via elearning.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.