SEMINAR IN ADOLESCENT HEALTH Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this course a successful student will: 1. Describe ethical issues in research with adolescents (e.g., minor consent; parental notification; research with especially vulnerable populations; certificates of confidentiality); 2. Describe ethical issues that typically impact adolescent health practice; 3. Develop the basis for a strong personal practice of ethics related to performing research with adolescents; 4. Identify and interpret the most common ethical questions raised by research with teens; 5. Develop strategies that will increase the likelihood that research proposals will be approvable from an IRB/research ethics perspective; 6. Have the skills to write & develop IRB protocols including consent forms involving research in adolescents; 7. Discuss ethical issues in the context of IRB protocols concerning research in adolescents; 8. Describe the role cultural identity plays in one’s understanding of researcher perspectives/assumptions and those of culturally divergent subjects in adolescent health; 9. Apply a conceptual approach and describe the role health policies play in improving adolescent health using industrialized and developing world examples (e.g., Title X, graduated driver licensure, school health policies); 10. Synthesize information learned via short presentations.
Synthesizes knowledge acquired across a range of courses in adolescent health and development and focuses that knowledge in a public health framework from both a domestic and international perspective. Explores ethical issues in research with adolescents, cultural competency in adolescent health and the impact of policy on adolescent health using case studies and interactive discussion.
Masters and Doctoral level students interested in Adolescent Health Issues in the School of Public Health and School of Nursing; School of Medicine Fellows
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Attendance, class preparation, class discussion, and assignments including presentations and written assignment.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
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.
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