Explore the ethical issues of clinical trials, including ethics review boards, current national and international standards and guidelines, legal principles and issues related to informed consent, liability, and regulatory and legal issues related to clinical trials.


  • The history of the regulations in clinical trials
  • The principles of Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and International Clinical Conference on Harmonization
  • Health Canada and FDA guidelines
  • Ethical and legal requirements for clinical trials

Individual Course Registration

This course is part of the Diploma program and can also be taken as an individual course for non-credit/professional development.  How many courses can you take before you have to apply to the program? 

Diploma Program Progression

Successful completion of first term courses (Minimum 70% average with no single final grade below 65%) is required for progression to second term courses. Successful completion of first and second term courses is required for progression to practicum. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Sep 09, 2019 to Dec 06, 2019
Total Hours
  • Frank Naus

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

You can expect approximately six hours of work per week for discussions, readings, assignments, exams/quizzes and other course requirements.

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments.


No textbooks required for this course. Materials will be posted online through OWL.