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Titel Medical Research Ethics
Kursnummer 2964
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Noteringar Kursen uppfyller kraven för en allmänvetenskaplig kurs.

Datum 2021-11-22 -- 2021-11-26
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The objective of this course is for the doctoral student to:
- understand central research ethical theories, principles and guidelines, to gain the possibility to reflect over ethical aspects of his or her own research
- understand what is good research and the boundaries for what is ethically unacceptable research with regards to humans and animals, and to the researcher's own academic integrity
- develop a research ethical approach within his or her own research, to others' research and to society
Kursens lärandemål After having completed the course, the doctoral student should be able to:
- give an account of research ethical theories, principles, and, to some extent, guidelines
- account for common problems that arise in the area of research ethics
- identify, analyze, and discuss research ethical issues and conflicts
- conduct a research ethical argumentation for or against a matter
Kursens innehåll - Central research ethical principles, theories and arguments
- Central philosophy of science - concepts and positions, and its relevance to research ethics
- Research on humans, including informed consent and its components
- Animal research ethics, including arguments for and against using animals for research purposes, and the three R's.
- Ethical reviews and research ethical guidelines, such as the Helsinki Declaration
- Good research practice and deviations from good research practice within research, for example issues concerning fabricated data, fraud and plagiarism, and handling of authorship in scientific writing
- Conflicts of interest in research, such as bias and sponsorship
Arbetsformer Lectures, group work and general discussions.
The course takes place on campus, but can be arranged digitally.
Obligatoriska moment Attendance is mandatory for the group work and general discussions. If the student is absent, he or she can to some extent compensate by handing in written answers concerning the cases that have been discussed.
Examination The doctoral student writes an essay on a research ethical theme, in relation to all intended learning outcomes, preferably related to his or her own research. A small number of students get the opportunity to orally present an ethical reflection concerning their research in front of the whole group.
When the course is arranged digitally, the students’ examination will be in written form only.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Mandatory literature:
- Johansson I och Lynöe N. Medicine and philosophy. A Twenty-First Century Introduction. Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt 2008.
- Declaration of Helsinki 2013: https://www.wma.net/what-we-do/medical-ethics/declaration-of-helsinki/

Recommended literature:
- Beauchamp, T. L., & Childress, J. F., Principles of Biomedical Ethics. New York, Oxford University Press, (2012)
- Helgesson, G., Forskningsetik. Lund, Studentlitteratur, (2015).
- Codex: www.codex.vr.se
- The Swedish Ethical Review Authority: https://etikprovningsmyndigheten.se
- Good research practice. Vetenskapsrådets reports 2017, ISBN 978-91-7307-354-7.
https://www.vr.se/english/analysis/reports/our-reports/2017-08-31-good-research-practice.html
Antal studenter 30 - 35
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date), 2) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation).
Övrig information This course contains mandatory elements on each course day, and the students are therefore expected to be present during each course day.
Ytterligare kursledare
Senaste kursvärdering Kursvärderingsrapport
Kursansvarig Gert Helgesson
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik

Gert.Helgesson@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Annelie Jonsson
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik

annelie.jonsson@ki.se