The goal of this 12-credit, six course online certificate program is to provide individuals with an understanding of the ethical and regulatory aspects of human subjects research and to provide them with the skills needed to analyze ethical issues that arise in the conduct of research in domestic and international arenas.
The Certificate Program will interrelate with the Fogarty International Center/National Institutes of Health training program that is focused in the Middle East (MERETI). The inclusion of these targeted audiences will ensure an interprofessional and global experience for all enrolled students. The exclusive use of distance learning technologies (“anywhere and anytime”) will meet the needs of worldwide professionals who may have few opportunities to enroll in an on-site program.
All six courses will be offered throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters to enable individuals to complete the program within an academic year. However, since all courses stand alone (i.e., are not dependent on each other), one may take these courses in any order and at their own pace and hence, take more than a year to complete the program.
Educational Objectives ▾
Upon completion, students will be able to:
- Explain the importance of past research ethics abuses on current concepts of research ethics.
- Apply knowledge of current concepts of research ethics to emerging issues in research.
- Describe the ethical requirements for review of research.
- Evaluate the different equivalent protections for vulnerable populations.
- Describe the impact of globalization on research practices.
- Explain the relevance of current notions of research ethics in a global and societal context.
- Integrate the leading ethical theories into the analysis of research ethics issues.
- Evaluate the ethical issues involved in international research.
- Construct and support valid arguments in the analysis of exploitative research.
- Analyze ethical questions regarding international collaborations in research.
- Analyze the issues promoting misconduct in research.
- Describe the regulatory aspects of clinical trials.
- Analyze research protocols from an ethical point of view.