ACADEMIC & RESEARCH ETHICS AT JHSPH Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe and explain the policies and procedures that govern academic integrity and ethical conduct of research in the School
- Practice proper attribution when referencing sources in academic assignments and scholarly works
- Avoid violations of academic and research integrity such as plagiarism, cheating, research fraud and scientific misconduct
- Conduct research in a responsible and professional manner with attention to maintaining integrity relative to authorship, data management and ownership, and protection of human and animal rights
Examines academic and research ethics at JHSPH in a series of online interactive modules. Focuses on information about the academic ethics code and responsible conduct of research at the School. Explores issues of academic integrity such as proper ethical conduct and referencing, and discusses violations such as plagiarism and cheating, relative to case studies that illustrate situations faced by students and faculty in the academic setting. Addresses topics that include responsible conduct of research, authorship, data management, data ownership, guidelines for professional conduct, research fraud or scientific misconduct, federal and institutional guidelines related to research using human and animal subjects and ethical issues involving vulnerable subjects in research.
All students who matriculate at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Completion of online modules. All information needed to complete the requirements for this course is available in CoursePlus.
Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail
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: email@example.com, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.