Syllabus: Winter 2013
Cognitive Science / Neurosciences / Pathology / SOM Interdisciplinary 241
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Medical Teaching Facility Rm. 273
Director, Research Ethics Program, 0612
Phillip Van Saun,
Director, Continuity and Emergency Services, 0061
Course Web site
Who is the course for?
The course is open to the UCSD community. Although primarily intended for trainees in the experimental sciences, much of the material is relevant to other academic disciplines as well.
The purpose of this course is to provide research trainees with an introduction to skills and resources relevant to successful careers in academia and with an opportunity to read, consider, and discuss the responsible conduct of science. The course is designed as an option for meeting current NIH and NSF requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. On successful completion of this course, students will:
- know more about rules, issues, options, and resources for survival skills and ethics
- understand the purpose and value of ethical decision-making
- have a positive disposition toward research ethics
Course topics will be covered by a combination of lectures, readings accessible on the Web, discussion in class, written assignments, and Web-based assignments. In addition to those readings linked below, additional required readings may be sent out in advance of some class meetings. Attendance, participation in discussion groups and completion of assignments will be the basis for credit. NOTE: The course schedule or organization may be changed if necessary to better achieve the course objectives.
Credit and Grading
This course is available for credit (i.e., pass/fail and/or a certificate of completion), not for a letter grade. To receive credit, you must complete assigned readings, attend all class meetings, and participate in class discussions. If you need credit for this course, but find that you cannot meet these requirements, then you should contact the instructor as soon as possible.
For a complete listing of assignments and due dates, please check the Assignments