Turnus of offer:
each summer semester
Course of studies, specific field and terms:
- Master Infection Biology 2018 (compulsory), interdisciplinary, 4th semester
Classes and lectures:
- PS4621-S: Ethics in Infection Biology and Public Health (seminar and project work, 2 SWS)
- PS4611-S Scientific Writing (seminar and project work, 2 SWS)
- 60 Hours in-classroom work
- 150 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
- Societal and ethical implications of research and practice in infection biology and public health
- Basics of philosophy and sociology of science: Basic concepts, methods, models of theory dynamics
- Good scientific practice
- Basics of bioethics: duties of investigators, obligations to colleagues, ethics of clinical research
- Ethics of human subjects research and of animal experiments. Environmental ethics. Governance of technology. Risk assessement
- Use and implications of images in science
- Fundamentals of ethics: basic terms, concepts, aspects of metaethics.
- Basic issues of research ethics and cases from recent debates
- Publication of scientific studies, including structuring and writing of a scientific article, scientific journals and their procedures
- Design of scientific studies from an ethical and statistical viewpoint, ethical approval for animal and human studies
- Peer review process, including critical analysis of publications and studies, post publication peer review
- Scientific misconduct, the legal framework of research, good scientific practice, retractions
- Different forms of scientific writing, including poster and power point presentations or grant applications
- You will be able to explain the methodology of the natural sciences in terms of their philosophy of science and theories of science
- You can recognize ethical dimensions of practice and dcision-making.
- You can understand the rules of Good Scientific Practice (GSP) of the University of Lübeck and of the DFG-guidelines and the relevant laws in Germany and abroad.
- You can participate in current discussions in bioethics and research ethics
- You can reflect on ethical dimensions of biomedical sciences, especially of infection biology and of public health
- You can write a structured ethics paper about a self-chosen topic
- The students will be able to critically assess the design of scientific studies, including the ethical, statistical and legal framework
- They can critically assess published work of other authors and discuss the scientific content.
- They can assemble data for a scientific publication and draft the written framework for such a manuscript.
- Essay, talk and written exam
Responsible for this module:
- M. J. Selgelid, M. P. Battin, & C. B. Smith (Eds.): Ethics and infectious disease - Oxford, Blackwell 2006
- Ben Mepham: Bioethics. An Introduction for the Biosciences - Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008
- Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith: The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease - Oxford: University Press 2011, 2nd ed.
Prerequisites for the module:
Prerequisites for admission to the written examination:
- PS4621-L1: nothing
- PS4611-L1: nothing
- PS4621-L1: Ethics in Infection Biology and Pulic Health, oral presentation (seminar) including an essay, 0 % module grade
- PS4611-L1: Scientific Writing,, term paper must be passed, ungraded
Letzte Änderung: 15.3.2023
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