Introduction to Human Research Ethics (BETH5208)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study introduces students to human 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 human participants. International and national guidelines for ethical research with humans will be covered and participants are encouraged to develop practical skills in relation to their own research.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Block mode (1.5 days) and online

Assessment

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

Textbooks

Readings will be provided.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prohibitions

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