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Complex and controversial areas of research theory and practice, including the use of deception, research involving animals, longitudinal research, healthy volunteer research studies, genetic research.
|Paper title||Advanced Health Research Ethics|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,034.88|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,474.75|
- BITC 406 or BITX 406
- BITX 407
- Limited to
- DipGrad, GDipBHL, MBHL, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Director of the Bioethics Centre.
- Teaching staff
- Convenors and Lecturers: Associate Professor Lynley Anderson and Associate Professor Neil Pickering
- Paper Structure
- Eight modules
Assessment: Two coursework essays
- Teaching Arrangements
- Audiovisual seminars
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to
- Describe and critically analyse ethical complexities and controversial aspects of research theory and practice
- Be sensitive to the way in which ethical complexities and controversies arise as a result of the multiple aspects of the context of research theory and practice
- Describe and critically analyse some of the ethically controversial and complex aspects of health research
- Describe and critically analyse the ethical issues arising from the research context
- Describe and critically analyse the ethical considerations of research in new and emerging health technologies (e.g. genetics), specific non-technological areas of research (eg longitudinal research) and psychological research
- Describe and critically analyse situations where regular ethical expectations are difficult to achieve: where the participant may be paid; where there is deception in research
- Describe and critically analyse some of the conflicts inherent in health research in clinical areas (eg multiple roles as healthcare provider and researcher)
- Describe and critically analyse the ethical issues associated with research on animals