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Legal and ethical requirements for developing a medical MOOC: Lessons learnt from the Paediatric Physical Examination Skills MOOC

A George, D Wooldridge, J King, A G Giovanelli, S G Naidoo, M A Mabeba, S Morar, S G Lala, Z Dangor

Abstract


Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are increasingly being integrated into medical education. The production of a MOOC demonstrating physical examinations of children raised the issue of legal and ethical consent for the use of images and video-recordings of children. The present article shares the valuable lessons we learned around the legal and ethical consent required, and the operational issues that will be essential to comply with these legal and ethical considerations. This information may be valuable to other educators, especially those in similar resource-constrained settings, who are planning to create medical MOOCs.


Authors' affiliations

A George, Centre for Health Science Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

D Wooldridge, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

J King, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

A G Giovanelli, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

S G Naidoo, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

M A Mabeba, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

S Morar, Legal Services, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

S G Lala, Paediatric Education and Research Ladder, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg; and Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Z Dangor, Paediatric Education and Research Ladder, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

Medical MOOCs; Legal requirements; Ethical requirements; Paediatric teaching

Cite this article

African Journal of Health Professions Education 2021;13(1):14-17.

Article History

Date submitted: 2020-12-14
Date published: 2020-12-14

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