Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Grant Number 5 R25 TW001599-17



Educational Approach



Specifically, the SARETI programme uses the following approaches:

  • Problem-based learning in which case studies reflecting current topics in health research ethics form the nucleus of teacher - student interaction. Lecturing is kept to a minimum, and most activities concern individual and group study, presentations and written assignments
  • Exposure to comparative religion and culture studies, philosophy, bioethics, law, human rights and research design as the basis on which to build health research ethics capacity
  • The use of explicit assessment criteria that clearly state the knowledge, skill and value/attitudinal competencies that trainees must demonstrate
  • Regular meetings between trainees and faculty to personalise learning and to remove obstacles to learning as soon as they arise
  • Mentoring of trainees as an essential tool to stimulate the critical use of knowledge. Each trainee will be allocated to a faculty mentor, matched on interest in research ethics and basic discipline. The mentor will provide professional guidance, help clarify learning goals, assist in selecting an appropriate and feasible research project, and follow this through with the trainee to publication. Where possible, mentors will visit their trainees at their home institutions to enhance mutual understanding and successful completion of projects.
  • Additional activities including the following:

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