PHPM 520 Ethics and Epidemiology

Instructor(s): John Stull, MD, MPH and Nancy Press, PhD

Course Description This course will examine the history, law, and ethics of research on human subjects with special focus on the difference between epidemiologic studies of communities and clinical research of individuals. Health department responsibilities and federal guidelines will be reviewed and applied to problems of recruitment of subjects, structure and language of consent forms when needed, the nature of exempt research, and the analysis of safeguards built into research protocols. Special attention will be paid to questions of subjects' rights, conflicts of interest for researchers and health agencies, confidentiality in handling data, and responsibility for the uses of data.

Credits 3

Term Offered Winter

Prerequisite PHPM 512