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EPM5025

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Summer semester A 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr D Zion and Mr B Crammond

Synopsis

Assignment to a human research ethics committee. Observation of aspects of their functioning, including understanding the different perspectives of the various members of the committee, and the administrative processes involved in running such a committee.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the composition of a human research ethics committee, and the roles of each of the different members;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the practical processes involved in the day-to-day running of a human research ethics committee;
and
  1. critically evaluate the ethical considerations of typical quantitative and qualitative research proposals from the perspective of the different members of a human research ethics committee.

Assessment

Written assignment 80%
Class presentation 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Deborah Zion

Contact hours

5 Day Block for on-campus students.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad/