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Ethics in Health Research

Research ethics specify the basic norms and values of the research community. They are based on the general ethics of science; just as general ethics are based on the morality of society at large. Research involving human subjects or participants introduces unique and complex ethical, legal, social and political issues.

Research ethics is specifically focused on the examination of ethical issues that are raised when people are involved as participants in research.

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The Ethics in Health Research course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of ethical considerations within the context of health research, with a specific focus on the unique challenges and nuances present in South Africa. This course aims to equip students, researchers, and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex ethical landscape of health research in the country.

Available as classroom or online training
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Classroom - R1,110 (VAT inclusive).

Online - R 944 (VAT inclusive).

For group discounts, please contact us at

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The classroom training is one full day (from 08h30 to 16h00).

The online training takes approximately 6 - 8 hours to complete.

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Target Audience

Investigators and persons involved with research that contributes to knowledge of biological, clinical, psychological, or social welfare matters incl. processes as regards humans, the causes and effects of and responses to disease, effects of the environment on humans, methods to improve healthcare service delivery, new pharmaceuticals, medicines, interventions and devices, new technologies to improve health and health care.

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Delegates are required to complete a final assessment with at least 70% accuracy.

Upon successful completion of the course, the delegate will be given access to the Certificate of Completion.

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CPD Points

CPD points will be issued with the certificate of completion.

(6 CPD points | 6 Ethics points).

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In-house Training

In-house training will be considered, subject to viability.