University of Technology Sydney

69511 Ethics in Human Research

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Anti-requisite(s): 60105 Ethics in Human Research


This subject introduces students to ethical concepts as they apply to queries in conducting human subject research. Students are taught the principles that form the governing codes, legislation and regulations, the processes of research governance and the importance of ethics in the research landscape. They identify principle issues in case studies and current examples and delve into the complexities surrounding consent and vulnerable participants. This subject also focuses on the important ethical considerations relating to a range of research methods and fields to help students prepare for similar situations in a range of professional contexts.

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