eCourse in Research Ethics
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Delhi
Gurugram, Haryana, India
Indian Institute of Public Health
Research ethics is the bedrock of quality health research. High quality ethics in research requires the research design to be ethical and implementation processes of the research to be ethical too. It is imperative for the members of ethics committees, investigators, doctors and public health researchers, and students of medicine and those in allied sciences to be equipped with issues related to ethics. This course will enable them to conceive, develop the research design, write it, implement and conduct research in an ethical manner. They can also review the ethical soundness of studies. It aims to sensitize members of ethics committees, researchers and students on the ethical principles of research ethics in humans, essentially in the in the context of public health research and implementation trials.
This course aims to sensitize members of ethics committees, researchers, students on the ethical principles of research ethics in humans, essentially in the context of public health research and implementation trials. Real time videos will provide situations and examples of challenging situations which are common in every day research and practice. Much of the course will be taught using a case method approach and participants will have an opportunity to work through a number of ethical dilemmas in a variety of situations. The focus would be more related to public health research and implementation research.
Course Design & Duration:
The course is designed as a three month computer based eLearning program, largely self-taught, complimented with online lectures, video films and online study material. English would be the language of instruction.
The course is open to the following candidates:
Members of ethics committees, investigators, doctors, and public health researchers; graduates from medicine or other health sciences (dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, pharmacists etc.), who would be getting into research with humans; Medical doctors desirous to do their dissertation for their MD, MS, McH, DNB, DM. Even doctors, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists who intend to get only into clinical practice would benefit from it as they would be able to assess the ethics of any research article which they read. The course is suggested for all MBBS graduates, those doing post graduation in any medical field (DNB, MD, MS, DM, McH, MDS) and also young researchers embarking into research, research associates, research fellows, project directors, research officers, field workers, and research coordinators. All personnel indulging in research would benefit.