Free Electives

Modul PS4630-KP04

Ethics of Innovative Technologies (EthikIT)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses for health sciences (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Ethics of Innovative Technologies (seminar, 1 SWS)
  • Ethics of Innovative Technologies (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 30 Hours group work
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
  • 30 Hours private studies
  • 30 Hours written report
Contents of teaching:
  • Basic concepts and methods of ethics
  • Ethical decision-making models
  • Autonomous systems in the context of social change
  • Case studies of new and unresolved ethical issues due to modern and emerging technologies
  • Students recognise ethical problems and can formulate them concretely and precisely.
  • Students will be able to analyse future and existing technologies with regard to associated ethical issues.
  • Students can evaluate decisions in case studies on the basis of different ethical models.
  • Students can argue ethically and represent their opinion in discussions.
  • The students are familiar with fundamental future ethical issues regarding robotisation and the development of autonomous systems and artificial intelligences.
Grading through:
  • continuous, successful participation in course
Responsible for this module:
  • : various topic-related and current literature
  • German and English skills required

Admission requirements for taking the module:
- None

Admission requirements for participation in module examination(s):
- None

Module Exam(s):
- Submissions in groups will be required periodically during the semester, accounting for 20% of the final assessment.
- At the end of the semester a report incl. a presentation (80%) is required, whereby the respective individual performance must be identified and will be evaluated separately.
- The evaluation of the report is determined from: 70% individual performance + 30% overall evaluation of the report.
- To successfully pass the course, you need to be evaluated at least in terms of a sufficient performance.

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