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EPM5025

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Liz Bishop

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.

Outcomes

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 assignments (60%)
Contribution to online discussion forum (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Weekly reading as required and contribution to online discussion forum.

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