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Ethics 2: Working with Human Subjects - Moodle Research Skills Module

Course Description

UCL Graduate School has collaborated with a number of other leading research intensive universities to commission a series of online modules delivered in Moodle covering a range of research skills important to the early career researcher.

Ethics 2: Working with Human Subjects covers the ethics of involving human participants directly, or indirectly, in research projects.

The aims of the course are to help you to:

  • define a human participant
  • define informed consent
  • identify the main considerations when involving human participants directly or indirectly in research
  • provide case studies to help you understand the issues involved
  • provide links to additional information and resources

Guest appearances in the video sections of the course include Lord Winston (Scientist/Politician) and Dr Julian Sheather (British Medical Association).

Course Length 1-1.5 hours

This course is offered in Moodle, a virtual web-based learning environment. Access to Moodle environment can be gained by following the Course Link below.

You will need a UCL computer ID and password to access Moodle.

Once you have completed the course, it will be necessary to log your points in your training log in the box at the bottom of this page. Your training will be checked with the course tutor.

N.B. The Graduate School also offers face-to-face training on Ethics issues:

Researcher Development Framework Categories

C1) Professional conduct

Course Recommended for

This course is particularly relevant to the following groups:

  • 1st Year Research Students
  • 2nd Year Research Students
  • 3rd Year Research Students
  • 4th Year Research Students

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Page last updated: 23rd April 2015