Students in this seminar will examine the legal, ethical, and public policy issues raised by biomedical research involving human subjects. After foundational classes introducing the nature and history of human subject research, the seminar will focus on the basic regulatory framework and the operation of institutional review boards (IRBs), including studentsí review of a research protocol as a mock IRB. More specific topics include conflict of interest; informed consent; recruitment of subjects; the participation in research of women, minorities, children, and incapacitated adults; and genetic and genomic research. Grading for the seminar will be based on two papers, each approximately 10-12 pages. These papers will not be suitable for satisfying the Advanced Writing Requirement.
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