SCSK 516 Research Ethics

Cheryl Macpherson, PhD

This selective fosters professional development, strengthens ethical sensitivity and reasoning ability, and enhances knowledge and understanding of the complexities of existing research ethics guidelines. This course focuses on the role of human participants and the intersection of research with medical and veterinary medical clinical practice and public health. Students participate in seminars and case discussions involving international guidelines, therapeutic misconception, use of stored tissues, and cultural and socioeconomic factors that bear on international research collaborations. The ethics of authorship and plagiarism are explored. The course expands upon the SOM and SVM required curriculum on research ethics, enabling students to gain deeper insight.