Health, Safety and Ethics
The College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science is committed to protecting the health and safety of its staff and students. Due to the varied and often hazardous nature of the courses’ activities, the College is governed by stringent Workplace Health and Safety regulations. Staff and students are often exposed to infectious agents and toxic chemicals, handle animals and work with biological and cadaveric material. Those entering the grounds and buildings of the College are expected to familiarise themselves with and respect the health and safety rules to ensure a protected and safe workplace.
Research, Teaching and Learning projects performed at James Cook University involving any form of human or animal participation, observation of activity, or access to databases must submit an ethics application to the University. The information below aims to guide the successful application and submission of the appropriate level of ethics required.