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Fall 2021
Jul 01, 2022
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IDST 121 - Ethics: Research w Human Subj
What makes clinical research ethical? How do we balance protecting research subjects while granting people access to cutting edge therapies? To answer these questions we will examine the history of research with human subjects and the ethical questions that are raised by past mistakes. This course will be sure to touch on timely questions raised by the COVID pandemic such as incorporating investigational therapies into clinical practice and the use of challenge studies for vaccine development. The course instructor and guest lecturers will lead students through examination of the ethical literature, reflective discussions, and analysis of real life clinical cases. The course will culminate in the students conducting a mock institutional review board meeting to evaluate a controversial research protocol.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance, Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Medical Humanities

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      First Year

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