Interesting Course Autumn 2014: Reflections, Responsibility, Research & Society

 Autumn Quarter 2014

SLN: 10997

T Th 2:30-3:50 pm

Location: HSR RR 134

No add codes required.

Instructor: Rose James, PhD – Assistant Professor

Department of Bioethics & Humanities


This is an undergraduate level seminar course designed to explore ethical and policy issues that emerge from conduct of basic, applied, translational, community-based, and biomedical research. Topics include research misconduct, welfare of laboratory animals, human subjects research, conflicts of interest, collaborative research, data collection and management, mentorship and training, publication, authorship, and peer review. Through a combination of lecture, small group discussion and activities, and assigned case studies this course provides historical perspectives and presents the current ethical, institutional issues, and debates that arise during all phases of the conduct of research: (1) design and planning, (2) implementation, and (3) dissemination.

Students’ comments from previous years:

The guest speakers were excellent. Greatly appreciated how an effort was made to bring in speakers relevant to our interests! Very good class!

The various topics & categories the course was divided into was very helpful. Also, discussion after each topic helped with better understanding of the topic being discussed.

Who would benefit from this course?

Students with a broad range of exposure to research environments would benefit from this course. The course will be of interest to students considering team science and interdisciplinary research approaches.


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