The APRU Global Health Working Group on Bioethics is offering a monthly informal discussion group on case studies in global health research ethics for students from all APRU member universities. During this one-hour session, we will begin with a very brief lecture on the topic of the month, given by one of the experts from our group. Following this, students will move into small breakout rooms for about 30 minutes to discuss two case studies in order to see how the principles of health research ethics are applied in the real-world. Through the discussions with students from several other countries, students will be able to broaden their views about these topics and to share their own experiences with others.
|Date / Time||Topic||Cases to be Discussed|
|Aug. 4 at 6 pm (PDT)|
Aug. 5 at 9 am (HK time)
|What is health research?||4 and 7|
|Sep. 8 at 6 pm (PDT)|
Sep. 9 at 9 am (HK time)
|Unfair Inducement||35 and 39|
|Oct. 6 at 6 pm (PDT)|
Oct. 7 at 9 am (HK time)
|Informed Consent||25 and 26|
|Nov. 3 at 6 pm (PDT)|
Nov. 4 at 9 am (HK time)
|Harm/Benefit Analysis||43 and 56|
|Dec. 1 at 5 pm (PST)|
Dec. 2 at 9 am (HK time)
|Privacy||47 and 51|
We will be using the book Casebook on Ethical Issues in International Health Research, available for free online. This publication is the outcome of a project of the Secretariat of the Research Ethics Review Committee of the WHO and includes 64 case studies from real-world scenarios.
Students should self-enroll in the Canvas course website to find the link to the book and other important information.
Email Dr Mellissa Withers at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
APRU Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the APRU Global Health Monthly Health Research Ethics Case Studies Discussion Group are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the series.