HS 239F — Intersectionality, Ethics and Science in Global Health Research

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Trains students on international ethical guidelines, history and contemporary relevance of issues in health research involving humans. The course covers ethics in quantitative and qualitative methods drawing from global case studies and peer reviewed journals. The first half of each class reviews guidelines and research methods. The second half of each class assesses extant research through the lens of a checklist incorporating key elements of ethical principles. The goal of the course is to enable students to become informed and intelligent researchers, managers or policy advisors when either designing, reviewing or applying data that involves human populations. The course will emphasize understanding and interpretation of basic ethical principles particularly as defined by global agencies at local, regional, national and international levels. Usually offered every year.
Maria Madison