April 12, 2022
This course includes:
Badge on Completion
Certificate of completion
This course, Ethics in science? discusses how scientists have a moral and ethical responsibility to consider whether they should carry out an experiment.
In this short course you will learn of the first clinical trials undertaken for scurvy and small pox and gain an understanding of how much more rigorous today’s clinical trials are. You will conduct your own online research into an unethical scientist and finally look at some current moral dilemmas in science.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- Understand how clinical trials are used today in medicine
- Understand the importance of acting ethically in scientific research
- Understand why it is important to continue to ask moral questions about scientific research.
- Introduction 00:10:00
- Learning outcomes 00:07:00
- Clinical trials 00:15:00
- Scurvy: The first clinical trial 00:15:00
- Scurvy trial: Ethical critical review 00:15:00
- Research integrity 00:25:00
- Unethical scientists 00:20:00
- Moral dilemmas in science 00:15:00
- Conclusion 00:15:00
About the instructor
Open University UK