Follow this link to watch a video where Dr. Shelton answers questions about his London Experience 20-21 course. HERE
Why take this course? In 1989 the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies stated &"Lack of formal discussion about responsible research practice and the ethics of research is a serious flaw in the professional training of young scientists and clinicians". Since then in anonymous surveys conducted; One in three scientists responded and admitted to questionable research practices. Research misconduct cases handled by the US Office of Research Integrity are at an all-time high!
And retractions of scientific papers have increased exponentially since 2005.
Let's learn from our mistakes!
Topics and associated field trips may include the following: Biologization of ethics: The Descent of Man by Darwin. - Natural History Museums in London and Dublin Cambridge or Oxford University The race for the double helix. - Faraday and Science Museums We can't unlearn something! Ethical dilemmas within forensic science. - Jack the Ripper Walk
They call that surgery? - London's Old Operating Theatre Penicillin's less than ethical start. - Fleming's Lab at St. Mary's Hospital Analyzing Freud! Interpretive vs. empirical science. - The Freud Museum Euthanasia, Death & Dying - Glasnevin Cemetery The role of statistics in ethics. - St. James Gate Brewery Current ethical standards and practices in science. - Trinity College in Dublin Although a Chemistry course the prerequisite is only one semester of any STEM course.
This will be Dr. Shelton's 5th time teaching a two-week course with CCSA. But the first time teaching this particular course.