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BETH5202: Research Ethics

This unit of study critically examines research ethics in its wider context, from how research is structured to its dissemination. It explores the ethical underpinnings of a variety of research methods and their uses in humans and non-human animals including the justifications for engaging in research, key concepts in research ethics and research integrity. The unit also briefly examines the history of research and the impact of research abuse on participants, both human and non-human animal.

Code BETH5202
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, law, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. outline and critique the main ethical problems and associated arguments that arise in relation to human and non-human animal research
  • LO2. engage in debate on issues involving human and non-human animal research
  • LO3. formulate a view on what makes ‘ethical’ research and researchers.