Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

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


Domestic: $898
International: $1167


12 weeks – 4.8 CEU


Lori Boyd

Learner Outcomes

This online course will discuss ethical issues related to clinical research including consent to treatment/decision-making; confidentiality/disclosure; recruitment and remuneration; integrity in research and ethical conflict and decision-making in clinical research. Group discussions, case studies and an individual assignment incorporating a case study will help to develop analytical skills.

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

Group and individual case study assignments, discussion board postings

Intended For

Healthcare professionals interested in clinical research

Certificate Program

Clinical Research Program

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Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
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