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The Ethics of Human Subjects Research: Consent, Coercion and Exploitation

This course is an advanced introduction to the ethics of human subjects research. The course starts with a brief history of the tragedies and triumphs of human subjects research, before introduction the codes, regulations and scholarly work that guide the ethics of this enterprise. Three philosophical concepts - consent, coercion and exploitation - are then used to introduce some of the most pressing issues in medical research ethics today.

Pre Requisites: Pre-Req: PHIL 100 or PHIL 108 or PHIL 222 or PHIL 217

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