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Basic ethical aspects of health research on humans: questions arising in research from conception, design and conduct, to dissemination of research results; the role and challenges of ethical review of research; Māori in research; and research in vulnerable populations.
|Paper title||Health Research Ethics|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,052.50|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- BITX 406
- Limited to
- DipGrad, GDipBHL, MBHL, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGCertHealSc
- Admission requires approval from the Director of the Bioethics Centre.
- Open to anyone interested in ethical issues around human health research, including researchers, health professionals, members of ethics committees - no previous qualifications in ethics or bioethics are required.
- Teaching staff
- Convenors and Lecturers: Associate Professor Lynley Anderson and Associate Professor Neil Pickering
- Paper Structure
The paper covers questions arising in research from
- Conception, design and conduct to dissemination of research results
- The role and challenges of ethical review of research
- Māori in research
- Research in vulnerable populations
Assessment: Four assignments (100%)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Eight audiovisual seminars
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Be able to describe and analyse the ethical dimensions of research practice and have a practical knowledge of how to apply these in research practice
- Be sensitive to particular ethical issues arising out of research design, research method and proposed participants
- Understand the ethical notions commonly utilised in the analysis of ethical issues in health research (autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice) and how these are applied in practice (informed consent, confidentiality etc)
- Describe the history and development of ethical review with examples from the New Zealand context
- Understand and be able to describe the structure and process of ethical review in New Zealand
- Describe and critically analyse the basic justifications for carrying out health research and for study design and choice of method
- Describe and critically analyse the ethical issues inherent in differing research methodologies
- Describe and critically analyse the ethical considerations of research with Māori and other indigenous populations
- Describe and critically analyse the ethical considerations of research on vulnerable populations, children, migrants, psychiatric patients, etc
- Describe and critically analyse the duties of the researcher to the research environment and the participants of research