A question of ethics: the use of humans and animals in biomedical research (webinar) Faculty of MHS only
Team Researcher Academy
This online course is delivered by the Researcher Academy Researcher Academy and Faculty Training Programme (MHS FTP) courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.
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 webinar, split into two parts. This will include a pre-recorded lecture and a live interactive lecture. Each part, separated by a short break, will be approximately 45 minutes in duration and there will be opportunities for discussions at the end of each part.
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.
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.