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Scientific Research Ethics

CHEM 320
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: CHEM 520
Certificates: Molecular Biophysics

This course involves critical consideration of the ethical issues that arise in the conduct of scientific research. The course will begin with an overview of the ethical issues commonly encountered in research, including what is and is not an ethical issue and how ethical issues are dealt with in principle and in practice. Initial topics include record keeping, conflict of interest, responsible authorship, ownership of projects, policies for handling misconduct, policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects, and data management and distribution. The course will proceed to a consideration of a series of case studies based on instances in the recent scientific literature in which ethical problems were encountered.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Scientific research ethics will be taught/discussed to improve reasoning in laboratory environments.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-18-2024
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