Ethics and Good Research Practice

This training session provides SPHPM STAFF AND STUDENTS with an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research and what factors make research ethical or unethical.

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Course date

2022 TBC


This course is available only to School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine staff and students. The online course is open to all – click here for details.


Monash Public Health
and Preventive Medicine
Conference Room 3
553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

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The session will increase awareness of the kinds of ethical issues that arise in clinical research. Participants will learn about national and international guidelines on ethics in research and the current system of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) review.

Learning objectives

  • Explain how research in the past has influenced and shaped the way we conduct research today
  • Identify guidelines, codes of practice and laws that are in place to safeguard against pour quality research that can endanger participants
  • Define confidentiality and privacy, be able to differentiate between the two and understand how they relate to research
  • Describe the basics of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Recognise the essential documents related to GCP (as defined by the ICH GCP guidelines)
  • Identify different forms of recruitment
  • Outline the consent process and document informed consent

Who should attend?

This course is offered to all SPHPM staff and compulsory for all SPHPM doctoral students.

This is not an accredited course. For SPHPM researchers seeking to obtain TransCelerate accredited ICH GCP accreditation, completion of this course makes you eligible to enrol in the Refresher ICH Good Clinical Practice course.

Course facilitators

While the information contained herein was correct at the date of publication, Monash University reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise.