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ETH 789

ETH 789 - Advanced Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

Course Description: This course is intended as a follow-up course for MCR/ETH 750. Emphasis is placed on current ethical issues associated with clinical and translational research and practice. The class focuses on review of the competencies involved in the conduct of ethically responsible research. Some topics covered in MCR 750 are discussed in more detail. Additional topics associated with ethics in clinical and translational research are also be covered. 1 Credit hour Spring Semester course.

Course Objective: To familiarize students with the specific ethical issues involved in the planning, implementation and completion of clinical and translational research.  Emphasis is placed on advanced topics in clinical research as a follow-up to MCR 750. The Clinical Research Ethics core competencies in the responsible conduct of clinical and translational research are explicitly addressed.

The course will be available online. Students will be responsible for viewing weekly lectures and completing the corresponding case assignment, as well as a Final case write-up and subsequent peer critique at the end of the semester.

*A mentor guided research project on a topic in CTRE that results in a publishable manuscript may be substituted for ETH 789. A research project proposal to include the mentor’s contact information must be submitted to the Director for consideration before the start of the Spring semester ETH 789 course.