RESEARCH ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
This course will introduce students to ethical considerations associated with public health research. Topics will include research on human and animal subjects, conflicts of interest, data management and transparency in reporting, authorship and peer review, and mentorship. Students will also learn how to improve their communication skills by identifying their target audience, refining their technical writing and graphics preparation skills, and developing their oral presentation skills. Classes will include lectures and small group discussions on assigned readings. Class attendance and participation are required. Satisfactory letter grades will be contingent upon the student's in-class contributions, completion of out-of-class homework assignments and projects, and performance on quizzes based on the course topics.