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As part of your Higher Degree Research program, your research may require ethical review structures and other governance processes that form the legal framework for all research with human participants or live animals (vertebrates and cephalopods) covered under the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Humans and the Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Higher Degree Research candidate's should have a good understanding of the philosophical foundations of ethical practice, with particular focus on either human or animal research.
- Cultural considerations in ethical research.
- International convention on biodiversity and related legislation underpinning research permits.
- Principles of responsible research.
- The role of governance and oversight structures as they apply to research.
- Ethical review processes, including Informed consent in human or animal research.
- Application processes for research permits in environmental research.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||Demonstrate a familiarity with the major guidelines that inform ethical practice in research, whether human or non-human.|
|2||Explain the role of Human Research Ethics Committees, Animal Care and Ethics Committees or Government research permit systems to prevent bio piracy and environmental impact associated with research activities.|
|3||Evaluate the ethical implications of a research study.|
|4||Develop and attain institutional ethics approval for a government permit for a research proposal.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a familiarity with the major guidelines that inform ethical practice in research, whether human or non-human.
- Explain the role of Human Research Ethics Committees, Animal Care and Ethics Committees or Government research permit systems to prevent bio piracy and environmental impact associated with research activities.
- Evaluate the ethical implications of a research study.
- Develop and attain institutional ethics approval for a government permit for a research proposal.
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