Students learned what an informed consent
document was in the lesson entitled “Two Specific
Documents”. Now they will apply that knowledge
along with what they have learned about the issues
surrounding teens using tanning booths and the known
detrimental effects of such activities on a person’s
health from their government, biology, and/or physics
classes to writing an informed consent document that
could be used in an actual study.
Purpose – This
is an apply lesson. Students will write an informed
consent document that ties into the
theme of the final project. The informed consent document
will be for people involved in a clinical trial designed
to study the negative and possible positive health
effects of using tanning booths.
Students will be able to:
1. Write a paper that follows all the conventions of proper English;
2. Create a paper that incorporates the required sections of an informed
consent document such as would be used in a real clinical trial;
3. Synthesize information and concepts learned in the government and
physics/biology classes to simulate an authentic informed consent document.
National English Education Standards
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling
and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create,
critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
Students conduct research on issues and interests
by generating ideas and questions, and by posing
problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data
from a variety
of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose
An understanding of the clinical trial
process is necessary.
A helpful site is http://www.research.umn.edu/consent/sitemapmed/sitemap_med.html
http://www.research.umn.edu/consent/sitemapmed/sitemap_med.html (Explains about informed consent documents and is used in this Explain Lesson)
http://humansubjects.stanford.edu/medical/SUSampCons.html (the Stanford Sample