Ethics in Biomedical Science
Full course description
The course ‘Historical developments and ethics in biomedical science’ invites students to reflect on the emergence of normative frameworks associated with science as they progress through their biomedical curriculum. As part of the course, they will prepare a discussion of the research ethics connected to research they propose and plan themselves. While engaged in research activities, they will discussion and study conventions, standards and guidelines of research integrity. At the end of the year, students will have an active understanding of the frameworks of research ethics and research integrity and how they came into being. Grades are awarded to two written assignments students complete throughout the year, each contributing 50% to a P/F grade.
- You have knowledge and understanding of research ethics principles, as well as of practices of evaluating and assessing research ethics;
- You can discuss and reflect of the research ethics of research you design and/or propose;
- You have knowledge and understanding of research integrity in its conventions, guidelines, and origins;
- You can critically reflect on research integrity practices and cultures;
- You are able to synthesize knowledge on research ethics and integrity and reflection on positions associated with them into a coherent discussion of actual research practices.
- You can actively and constructively participate in exchanges on the normative frameworks in biomedical science.