LIFS 5001 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical and Biotechnology Research
[Co-List with BIEN 5001]
This course will present some of the most common ethical issues encountered in biomedical research and biotechnology. Students will engage in active discussion to provide deeper understanding of each issue. The objective of this course is to raise awareness of the ethical issues around biomedical/bioengineering research, and encourage critical and responsible consideration of research conduct. Topics covered will fall into three categories: 1) Research integrity, 2) Applied ethics in biological research and biotechnology, and 3) Contemporary ethical issues arisen from emerging biotechnologies. Graded P or F.
Lecture: 3 hours per week
Tutorial, Seminar or Recitation: 0 hours per week
Laboratory or Field Study: 0 hours per week
Some knowledge of general biology concepts, equivalent to introductory biology at the undergraduate level