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gsw180 - Ethics in Medicine
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Module label Ethics in Medicine
Module code gsw180
Credit points 3.0 KP
Workload 90 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Skills Modules
Responsible persons
Schweda, Mark (Module responsibility)
Schweda, Mark (Authorized examiners)
Weßel, Merle (Authorized examiners)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ deepened medical / ethical expertise with a focus on research ethics
++ interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
  + independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
  + ability to perform independent biological research
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
  + team work
++ ethics and professional behaviour
  + project and time management

Module contents

Concept of ethics and central theoretical approaches to ethics

Research ethical standards and their evolution

Good scientific practice (scientific misconduct, criteria of authorship, documentation of research, IRB approval)

Central areas of ethically sensitive research (stem cell and embryonic research, genomic research, clinical studies, social research)

Ethical problems in research (research with incompetent and vulnerable populations)

Central research ethical concepts (informed consent, risk assessment, confidentiality, data protection)
Reader's advisory
Excerpts from relevant textbooks (e.g., Beauchamp, T., Childress, J. F. (2013): Principles of Biomedical Ethics; Emanuel, E. J., Grady, C. C., Crouch, R. A., Lie, R. K., Miller, F. G., Wendler, D. D. (eds.) (2008): The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics; Hughes, J., Hunter, D., Sheehan, M., Wilkinson, S., Wrigley, A. (2010): European Textbook on Ethics in Research); current research articles
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency winter semester
Module capacity 25
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
written examination (60 min.)
Course type Lecture
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 28 h