Human and Animal Research Ethics (BETH5202)
This professional development short course introduces students to research ethics in its wider context. It explores the ethical underpinnings of the research endeavour including the justifications for engaging in research, core issues arising in research from inception to dissemination and research integrity. The course also reviews the history of research and the impact of research abuse on subjects, both human and animal. Participants are encouraged to develop practical skills in relation to their own research. Learning activities will include lectures and online activities.
Effective involvement in this Professional Development course will enable students to:
- Outline the main ethical problems and associated arguments that arise in relation to human and animal research
- Develop skills to engage in debate on issues involving human and animal research
- Critically appraise research projects, methodologies, and topical issues.
4 x 8hr intensives or distance learning; both accompanied by weekly discussions .
The intensive workshops (which will also be made available online) will review the central ethical concepts and issues involved in human and animal research.
Professional development short course students will not be required to submit any assessment for this course, although they are encouraged to participate in weekly discussions.
If you elect to attend the intensives (as opposed to undertaking the short course solely online), the teaching dates are:
Semester 2: TBC for 2015.
Lectures will also be recorded and will be made available on the course’s eLearning website.
Teaching will take place at the University of Sydney's Camperdown campus. Teaching will be held as two blocks of two days; a Friday and a Saturday.
(late applications may be accepted)
$1,100 (including GST)
Discounts are available for a group of participants from the same institution or organisation, as follows:
- 3-4 participants: 10% discount
The University's tuition fees are reviewed annually and may be varied during the period of study. The exact tuition fee may depend on the specific units of study in which you apply.
Applicants wanting to undertake the Human and Animal Research Ethics short course need to complete the application form and tax invoice (PDF).
If you would like to apply for a group, please complete the group application form and tax invoice (PDF).
If you are a University of Sydney staff member and would like to apply please contact the Office for Teaching and Learning regarding a journal transfer after you have submitted your application form.
Please either fax or post the application form with payment to:
Office for Teaching and Learning
Room 329, Level 3
Edward Ford Building (A27)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9351 4366
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