Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Online – login information will be emailed on the course start date


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12 weeks – 4.8 CEU


Lori Boyd

Learner Outcomes

Discover and discuss ethical issues related to clinical research including: consent to treatment/decision-making, confidentiality/disclosure, recruitment and remuneration, integrity in research, ethical conflict and decision-making.

Course Objectives

• Differentiate between the 2 major ethical theories found in Western culture
• Compare tools for ethical analysis used in clinical practice
• Identify and critically discuss ethical issues in clinical research
• Prepare an analysis of a case study presenting an ethical dilemma in clinical research

Evaluation Method

Case study assignments, discussion board postings

Intended For

Healthcare professionals interested in clinical research

Certificate Program

Clinical Research Program

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