Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Research Ethics (PUHR11030)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will look at the ethical requirements for undertaking public health research: epidemiological, experimental and qualitative research. It will also consider the basic principles of good scholarship common to all fields of public health research. The areas to be considered will include issues of ethics and governance and basic ethical principles.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 1 (Sem 1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2500 word essay.
|No Exam Information
| Students should develop an understanding of the ethical principles underlying public health research. By the end of the course, they should be able to:
¿Identify the ethical issues that may arise when undertaking different types of research in Public Health and assess critically the published literature.
¿Appreciate the principles of good scholarship in the context of public health research.
¿Develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different qualitative methods, the links between them and how they can be employed to undertake research in Public Health.
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Cunningham-Burley
Tel: (0131 6)51 1943
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227
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