Informed consent and related issues

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Define informed consent
  • List six information elements researchers must disclose to participants
  • Describe at least three examples of vulnerable populations or participants
  • Define the HIPAA Health Privacy Rule
  • Discuss an ethical rationale for exceptions to consent.

Written by:

Bernard Lo

Biography :

Bernard Lo is professor of medicine emeritus at UCSF and president of the Greenwall Foundation.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
BMJ and UCSF 4 credits, 4:00 hours The BMJ and UCSF have assigned 4 hours of credit to this module.

Release date

02 Mar 2016

Last updated

02 Mar 2016