The Ethics in Clinical Research course is an online eLearning course that covers the ethical perspectives of conducting clinical trials. The course will lay the foundation of conducting clinical research in an ethical manner and the processes, documents and guidelines that help achieve that.
The path to finding out if a new drug or treatment is safe or effective, for example, is to test it on patient volunteers. But by placing some people at risk of harm for the good of others, clinical research has the potential to exploit patient volunteers. The purpose of ethical guidelines is both to protect patient volunteers and to preserve the integrity of the science.
The ethical guidelines in place today were primarily a response to past abuses, the most notorious of which in America was an experiment in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which treatment was withheld from 400 African American men with syphilis so that scientists could study the course of the disease. Various ethical guidelines were developed in the 20th century in response to such studies.
The program is made up of 1 module, 5 topics and 6 Quizzes. It covers the important ethical considerations in clinical research including Informed Consent Process, International Conference of Harmonization (ICH-GCP), Schedule-Y and ICMR guidelines.
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