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ETH 738      SEMINAR SERIES IN CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH ETHICS

2014-2015

Wednesdays:  12:00 – 1:00 PM  Strom Thurmond Building, BM645A

Course Placement: Fall & Spring 2014-2015

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

Prerequisites: Faculty, staff, and registered students of MUSC; instructor permission

Course Description: The IP 738/ETH 738 seminar series is designed for students who are interested in clinical and translational research ethics (CTRE). It comprises hour-long meetings at noon each week with leaders from MUSC research administration and clinical/translational investigators, each of whom focuses on the relation of their offices and activities to CTRE. It is part of a fellowship program that leads to a Certificate in Clinical Research Ethics. The seminar series is available in classroom and, for students who are not on campus, online. Students who are on campus and are taking the course for academic credit are expected to attend the classroom seminar. Questions should be directed to Dr. Andrea Boan, course director.

Course Objectives: Each weekly seminar focuses on the relation of CRE relative to the particular office, position, or research domain of the speaker.

Specific Objectives:
1.  To provide the students with a broad view and understanding of CRE from the broadest range of relevant perspectives, from both research-related administrators and deeply engaged clinical and translational investigators.
2.  To enable the participants to function with optimal efficiency and effectiveness during their own work in research by deepening their understanding of research ethics and responsibilities from a wide variety of viewpoints.
3.  To interact with faculty, staff, and students from other MUSC colleges to learn about each other and about the values and perspectives of their respective disciplines, preparing them for future collaboration.
4. To sharpen the sense of teamwork by working in small groups with other Fellows to develop case studies in Clinical Research Ethics.

Learning activities:           
Two major learning activities are:
1.   The seminars begin with 5-10 minute presentations by the speakers, in which they describe the relation of their position to CRE. Relevant cases from the speakers’ own experience or from the literature may be discussed. Each student is expected to participate actively by leading the discussion.
2.   The last one or two sessions each semester are spent in small groups developing case studies in Clinical Research Ethics. The class is divided into groups that work collaboratively in developing their cases.
Major content areas:        
The content areas encompass the full range of core competencies within CRE. A non-exhaustive list includes conflicts of interest, such as those relating to recruitment of subjects and relations with industry; publication issues, such as authorship, collaboration, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and peer review; research misconduct, including falsification and fabrication of data; protection of human subjects in research including the role of IRBs and the concepts of vulnerability and coercion. Many other areas of CRE will be covered.

Class Time & Location: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Ashley River Tower 7033

Instructors:                         
Andrea D. Boan, PhD, course director boan@musc.edu

Evaluation of Students:     To obtain credit for this course, students must complete all exercises for each session, as posted in Moodle, within one week after the session is posted. Late completion results in loss of 5 percentage points on the grading scale.

Grading:
Those required to attend class:
50% Attendance and required class participation.
50%    Quality and timely completion of online assignments.

Those participating online:
100% Quality and timely completion of online assignments.

 

IP 738/ETH 738 SP      Seminar Series in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics

 

Spring 2015

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday:  12:00 – 1:00 PM                           Strom Thurmond Building, BM645A

 

(The scheduled speakers are subject to change.)

 

JAN

7

Dr. John Vena, Professor and Chair,  Public Health Sciences

 

Public Health Research

 

 

14

Ms. Cynthia Teeter, University Compliance Officer

 

Compliance  Issues in Research

 

 

21

Dr. Steven Kautz

 

Rehabilitation Research

 

 

28

Ms. Royce Sampson, Director, SCTR SUCCESS Center

 

CTSA and Psychiatry Research

FEB

4

Dr. Robert Sade, Director, SCTR Clinical Research Ethics Core

 

Surgical Research

 

11

Dr. Perry Halushka, Distinguished University Professor, Pharmacology

 

Drug Development

 

18

Dr. Walter Limehouse, Chair, MUHA Ethics Committee and Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Service

 

Research Ethics Consultation

 

 

25

Dr. Roger White, Professor, Professor of Pharmacy

 

Pharmacy Research

MAR

4

Dr. Elaine Amella, Professor, Professor of Nursing

 

Geriatric research

 

 

11

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

18

Dr. Daniel Lackland, Director, MSCR

 

Data Ownership

 

 

25

Dr. Richard Drake, Director, SCTR Biobank

 

Biobanking

 

 

 

 

APR

1

Dr. Rita Ryan, Chair, Department of Pediatrics

 

Pediatric Research

 

 

8

Marc Chimowitz, COM Associate Dean for Faculty Development

 

Faculty Development in Research

 

 

15

RESERVE

 

RESERVE

 

 

22

Dr. Kathleen Brady, Director, South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute

 

South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute

 

 

29

Dr. John J. Sanders, Dean, College of Dental Medicine

 

Dental Research

 

May

6

Final Assignment based on the movie Wit due

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 


 
 

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