A question of ethics: the use of humans and animals in biomedical research
Duration 0.5 days
Training Points 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Target Audience: This course is for postgraduate research students and early career research staff in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only.

Process: This is a short 2 hour classroom-delivered session. Each tutor will lecture for approx 45 minutes and there will be opportunities for discussions at the end of each lecture.


Aims: To provide an overview of the ethical issues associated with biomedical research involving human tissue and animals and how these are reconciled in the UK. To gain an overview of the ethical issues associated with research involving human subjects and tissue within the NHS and how this is regulated within the UK.

Objectives:

By the end of the course you will have knowledge of:
  • the ethical issues relating to clinical research involving human subjects and tissue, and to biomedical research with animals
  • an overview of the legislation safeguarding laboratory animals
  • the ethical framework in which research is conducted with NHS patients
  • with both patient and animal research, how these safeguards are implemented
  • sources for further information and advice
  • the specific provision made by NHS Research Ethics Committees in research governance
Please note if you have already attended a Home Office licensee course then the animal studies section of this workshop will cover similar content.   

Alternative delivery formats:
There is a webinar version of this course, to book your place visit 'A question of ethics: the use of humans and animals in biomedical research (webinar)'

Related courses:

M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans Programme

Pre-Requisites This course is designed for postgraduate research students in the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty.
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