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EPM5025

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Term 4 2011 (On-campus block of classes)
Alfred Hospital Term 4 2011 (Off-campus)
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% - on campus students
Written assignments (80%)
Contribution to online discussion forum (20%) - off campus students

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Deborah Zion

Contact hours

5 Day Block for on-campus students.

Off-campus attendance requirements

Weekly reading as required and contribution to online discussion forum.

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

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