306.864.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 1 Credit(s)
Th 9:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Discuss key literature in international research ethics
    • Critically analyze case studies in research ethics
    • Present research ethics cases and original research proposals
    • Identify ethics issues in cases related to ethics and research
  • Course Description

    Provides a small, interactive setting for discussion of research ethics, ethics committees, and ethics concepts among the trainees and between trainees and affiliated faculty. Sessions are divided among the following activities: reviewing and critiquing journal articles related to research ethics; trainees’ individual presentations on practicum research progress; guest speakers related to research ethics cases and/or concepts; and development and presentation of original case studies by each trainee. Topics include standard of care, justice, inducements, research ethics committees, informed consent, and gender roles in research decisions.

  • Intended Audience

    Fogarty Bioethics Fellows

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Attendance, completion of original case study and presentation; and completion of practicum proposal and presentation.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Prerequisites

    Prior or concurrent enrollment in: 306.665 and 306.655

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.