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Fellowship in Clinical Research Ethics


Selectives  2012-2013

All courses are offered online.

Selectives at external universities may be associated with registration and tuition fees.

* = Courses under development


Union Graduate College

BIE 565 - Research Ethics: Empirical Research Methods in Bioethics. (3 credits)

A course in empirical research methodology designed to teach how to conduct empirical research in the field, and how to analyze the empirical bioethics literature.

The application is available on the UGC website at:


Medical University of South Carolina

ETH 705-Key Ethical Concepts in Clinical and Translational Investigation (2 credits.)

This course has been developed primarily as a component of the Fellowship in Clinical Research Ethics Certificate Program. It builds on the introductory material in MSC 750 by addressing many of the key issues in clinical research ethics in depth. It analyses more deeply ethical issues in such areas as data management, international research, research ethics consultation, relations between law and research ethics, moral agency, and social determinants of health. It is available as one of several selectives in the Certificate Program. The course is taught entirely online, using the educational program, Moodle (, which requires access to the MUSC network with MUSC identification and password, NetID.

Medical College of Wisconsin

10228 Current Topics in Research Ethics. (3 credits.)

Rapidly evolving scientific and technologic capabilities in medicine combined with an ever-increasing demand to translate these scientific developments to the bedside presents new challenges to regulating human subjects research. This course seeks to keep pace with many of these new and emerging challenges, providing students an opportunity to critically examine the ethical and legal implications of these topics. Specific topics for analysis will be drawn from the current medical literature, popular press, and evolving policy guidance.

Course Director: Thomas May

Medical University of South Carolina

* ETH 789 The Interface of Law and Ethics in Clinical Research

Course Director: Nancy Zisk

* ETH 789 Consultation in Clinical Research Ethics

Course Director: Dr. Walter Limehouse

* ETH 789 Philosophy of Science and Clinical Research Ethics

Course Director: Jennifer Baker

*ETH 789 International Clinical Research Ethics

Course Director: Andrea Boan

*ETH 789 Regulatory issues in Research

Course Director: Kathy Magruder


Medical University of South Carolina

NRPHD 705 Ethical Aspects of Research Involving Vulnerable Populations (2 credits)

Ethical Aspects of Research Involving Vulnerable Populations. This course is designed to provide an in depth analysis of the unique ethical aspects of conducting research with vulnerable populations. Students will identify and analyze ethical dilemmas which occur when research is needed but when the population presents unique considerations. Students will propose resolutions to these dilemmas which will facilitate the research while protecting the rights of the subjects.

Course Director: Pamela Williams


Medical College of Wisconsin

10226 Regulatory Issues in Human Subjects Research Protections. (3 credits)

The fruits of research have fueled medical progress. Yet, the history of research involving human subjects is not unblemished. Federal regulations, based on ethical principles set forth in the Belmont Report, now govern much of the research undertaken in the United States. In this course, we will explore the history and substance of research regulations in the United States, the application of the regulations to specific research issues, and situations where the regulations do not provide clear guidance.

Medical University of South Carolina

*Ethical and Conduct-of-Research Challenges in Psychiatry and Substance Abuse

Course Director: Dr. Raymond Anton


Application Process
ETH 750
ETH 789
ETH 738
ETH 705
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