Academic integrity, ethics and professionalism are critical elements in our lives as students and faculty.
At Pitt Public Health, we want to provide students with the resources they need to participate in their education with the highest standards for academic integrity, understand the ethical obligations in research, know the ethical principles for the practice of public health, and understand professionalism.
All individuals (students, faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and staff) at Pitt Public Health abide by the University’s policy on academic integrity. In accordance with this policy, the school maintains an outline of the procedural sequence of events to occur when violations of academic integrity are brought to the attention of administrative leaders.
Pitt Public Health established and launched an online academic integrity module for students and faculty for the 2010-11 year.
The deadline for new students starting in the summer 2013 semester to complete the academic integrity module is June 3.
NOTE: Students completing the module are to submit a paper copy or electronic (PDF) copy of the Academic Integrity Module certificate of completion to their department liaison (academic/ student services) staff. Look for your department's staffer here.
Policies for Students and Faculty
Access to Pitt Public Health Academic Integrity Modules
Academic Integrity Module Connection Instructions
STUDENT Academic Integrity Module Access-Direct Link
FACULTY Academic Integrity Module Access-Direct Link
Note: if using the direct link, you will need to log-in to the HSConnect System to access the modules.
Acting as “a set of moral issues or aspects,” (Ethics (2010) in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) ethics provide professionals with a guide to follow in their discipline. As public health professionals, the Principles of Ethical Practice of Public Health acts as the guide. The school as a whole has made a commitment to acting in an ethical manner by acknowledging the importance of ethics in the Pitt Public Health Values Statement.
For more information visit:
APHA Ethics Primary Special Interest Group | American Public Health Association
Principles for the Ethical Practice of Public Health | Public Health Leadership Society
Public Health Ethics Journal | Published by Oxford University Press
Responsible Conduct of Research Modules in the Schools of the Health Sciences | University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board | University of Pittsburgh
The Association of Schools of Public Health defines professionalism as: “the ability to demonstrate ethical choices, values and professional practices implicit in public health decisions; consider the effect of choices on community stewardship, equity, social justice and accountability; and to commit to personal and institutional development” (ASPH Professionalism Phase 2 Competencies).
For more information visit:
Association of Schools of Public Health