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Introduction to Health Research Ethics

University of Malaya via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn everything biomedical investigators need to know about research ethics

However groundbreaking biomedical research is, it should never come at the price of subjects’ health, privacy, or other rights. This three-week course offers practical insights, to make sure that it never does.

Funded by Universiti Malaya Medical Centre’s Medical Research Ethics Committee, the course will help you ensure human subjects are protected as you conduct important research.

Unpack research ethics fundamentals

The course gives you an excellent foundation in research ethics, explaining the three basic principles of ethical research, and giving you the opportunity into both the pros and cons of using human subjects.

You’ll also learn about research design, protocols, data management, and reviews, which are all important in ensuring not only a study’s success, but also its ethics committee approval.

Get practical experience conducting ethical research

After developing your knowledge on responsible biomedical research, you’ll have the chance to practice your skills with case studies and realistic exercises.

Informed consent, participant selection, risk-benefit analysis, confidentiality, scientific rigour, and data integrity are all covered in the materials.

You’ll also explore how conflicts of interest and adverse events are handled. This knowledge will prepare you to conduct effective, ethical research in any situation.

Learn from biomedical research experts

Universiti Malaya is a top-ranked institution, and its Medical Centre is Malaysia’s oldest teaching hospital. At the same time, its rigorous Medical Research Ethics Committee oversees the research design and execution of many national and international projects. With both experience and expertise, the University is able to offer a course of the highest calibre.

This course is designed for individuals conducting health and biomedical studies. All researchers will benefit, but those who are new and unfamiliar with research design and applying for ethics clearance will find it especially useful.

Taught by

Chirk Jenn Ng

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  • Gerhard Jansen Van Vuuren
    This is one of the best courses I ever took. Was extremely informative, definitely a plus. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in the same course. You will be able to apply this everyday life and work.

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