Ethics of Human Subject Research OpenCourseWare: Free Undergraduate Level Ethical Theory Course by Johns Hopkins University

Published Jan 14, 2009

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'Ethics of Human Subject Research,' an OpenCourseWare offered by the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, investigates the ethical and practical aspects of research involving human subjects as participants. The course is intended for those interested in human research, health policy and public health, as well as undergraduate students earning degrees in these fields.

Ethics of Human Subject Research: Course Specifics

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Ethics of Human Subject Research: Course Description

The 'Ethics of Human Subject Research' is a free undergraduate course is led by instructor Holly Taylor from the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University. Participants will learn basic principles of bioethics and how to apply them in human research trials. They will also study the methods for identifying, assessing and understanding the issues involved with using people as research subjects. In addition, there are also several case studies that will examine various issues in human subject research. This OpenCourseWare is a compilation of a series of lectures featuring subjects like vaccine research, the history of research ethics, how human research participants are selected and current issues in medical research.

The materials for this course include downloadable lecture notes and a reading list. If you would like to take advantage of this OpenCourseWare, visit the ethics of human subject research course page.

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