Module guide

Module PS4611 A

Module part: Ethics in Sciences (Ethics1)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each summer semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (module part), Clinical Aspects, 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Ethics in Sciences (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 20 Hours exam preparation
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
  • 55 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 experim. Environmental ethicsentation. Control and governance of technology. Risk assessement
  • Use and implications of images in science
  • You can explain the methodology of the physical sciences and their philosophical basis
  • You can recognize ethical dimensions of practice and deciding
  • You can understand relevant laws in Germany
  • You can participate in current discussions in bioethics and research ethics
  • You can reflect on ethical dimensions of biomedical sciences
  • You can write a structured ethics paper about a self-chosen topic
Grading through:
  • see Notes
Responsible for this module:
  • Siehe Hauptmodul
  • Daniel A. Vallero: Biomedical Ethics for Engineers. Ethics and Decision Making in Biomedical and Biosystem Engineering - Amsterdam: Elsevier 2007
  • Ben Mepham: Bioethics. An Introduction for the Biosciences - Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008
  • Sergio Sismondo: An introduction to science and technology studies - Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell 2010
  • offered only in English

Part of PS4610-KP07

This module part is graded by means of an oral presentation (seminar) including an essay.

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