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Modul PS4620-KP04, PS4620SJ14

Ethics of Sciences (EthikKP04)

Duration:


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:


each summer semester
Credit points:


4 (Typ B)
Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses for health sciences (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
  • Master Medical Informatics 2019 (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, 1st or 2nd semester
  • Bachelor MES 2014 (optional subject), no specific field, Arbitrary semester
  • Master MES 2014 (optional subject), no specific field, 1st or 2nd semester
  • Master Medical Informatics 2014 (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, 1st or 2nd semester
  • Master Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), Interdisciplinary modules, Arbitrary semester
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), Interdisciplinary modules, Arbitrary semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Ethics in the Life Sciences (seminar, 2 SWS)
Workload:
  • 25 Hours work on an individual topic with written and oral presentation
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
  • 65 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
  • Societal and ethical implications of research in biomedical sciences and technologies
  • Basics of philosophy and sociology of science
  • Good scientific practice
  • Basics of bioethics: duties of investigators, obligations to colleagues,
  • Ethics of human subjects research and animal experiments, environmental ethics. Governance of technology,risk assessement
  • Neuroethics
  • Ethics of AI and robotics
Qualification-goals/Competencies:
  • Students can explain the methodology of the physical sciences and technology and their philosophical basis
  • They can recognize ethical dimensions of practice and deciding
  • They can identify and assess ethical dimensions of action and decision-making in biotechnology and AI
  • They can understand relevant laws in Germany
  • They can participate in current discussions in bioethics and research ethics
  • They can reflect on ethical dimensions of biomedical sciences
Grading through:
  • continuous, successful participation in course
Responsible for this module:
Teachers:
Literature:
  • Urban Wiesing (Hg.):: Ethik in der Medizin. Ein Studienbuch - Stuttgart: Reclam 5. Aufl. 2020
  • Ben Mepham: Bioethics. An Introduction for the Biosciences - Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008
  • Jennifer A. Parks, Victoria S. Wike: Bioethics in a Changing World - Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2010
Language:
  • offered only in English
Notes:

Prerequisites for attending the module:
- None

Prerequisites for the exam:
- Writing an essay and giving a lecture

Letzte Änderung:
30.3.2022