Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours comprising 1 x one-hour lecture per fortnight and 1x three-hour workshop per fortnight. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Students are required to have completed 100 points in a Master of Science coursework program.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Laura Parry, Dr Kath Handasyde
Dr Laura Parry
Dr Kath Handasyde
What is conflict of interest? What should a scientist do when he or she finds fraud is occurring on a scientific research team? How does a scientist write and defend on animal ethics submission and get it approved? What are the ethical issues associated with peer review? This subject is intended to give students a broad overview of research ethics in a scientific context. It will include topics on scientific integrity; plagiarism; conflicts of interest; authorship and peer review; animal experimentation and regulations; informed consent; privacy and confidentiality of records; and, finally, research in humans.
Upon completion of this subject students should:
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Relevant reading material will be recommended for background reading in each topic area.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own sense of intellectual integrity and ethics of scholarship.
They should build upon generic skills including:
They will learn how to apply these skills and be able to use them effectively in their professions and workplaces.
Students will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.
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