Pre-requisites: None

Aims/Description: This module will focus on the practicalities involved in performing audits and research with human data, both within and outside of the NHS, in terms of the ethics and research governance procedures that are required prior to collecting samples and data, thereby complementing the ethical and legal knowledge covered in the core module 'Ethical, legal and social issues in Applied Genomics'. The module will also cover the professional responsibilities of researchers, including mentoring and dealing with incidences of misconduct. Students will also develop their knowledge of how to communicate scientific messages to both scientific and non-scientific audiences including patients and the public.

Staff Contact: KIRBY JANINE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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