Ethics in Translational Medicine I
As scientists, we are legally obliged to submit our research for evaluation and permission by the appropriate research ethics authorities. However, we are also morally obliged to reflect regularly about why, how, and on whom we are doing the research we do, what consequences that research might have, and the dilemmas it tends to sprout everywhere. This course focuses on the second obligation, and pays only superficial attention to the first. The course is discussion-based and will include examples from the teachers’ research, as well as the participants’ own projects.
The topics taught are:
- The basics of research ethics of studies involving human subjects and experimental animals (“Brush-up”)
- The basics of responsible conduct of science (“Brush-up”)
- Research ethics of translational research: “Does one size fit all?” (cross-cultural issues, e.g., academia vs. clinical setting vs. industry; international research)
- Research ethics of big data use in translational research
- Research ethics of gene modifications in translational research
- Research ethics of experimental animal use in translational research
BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme
A two-year postdoctoral fellowship in translational medicine
On completion of the course, the participants should be able to:
- Discuss research ethics implications of basic/preclinical studies involving biological data, generated as part of “Omics” and similar “Big data” studies
- Discuss research ethics implications of basic/preclinical studies involving experimental animals
- Discuss research ethics implication of translational research involving diverse stakeholders, such as academic scientists, clinicians, industry, multi-partner collaborations, and multi-country collaborations
- Communicate research ethics issues related to big data and translational studies in a balanced and accessible manner
- Critically assess and discuss complex ethical issues
- Master dialogical methods that will support collaboration across fields in translational research
The course is organized with a combination of face-face
lectures, group work, case studies, role-play, etc.
The focus of this course will be on providing the participants with an update on relevant information and applying that information to assess a number of research ethical dilemmas in modern biomedical translational research.
Course literature is published on Absalon.
Course literature includes:
Kara H. Research ethics in the real world.
Mittelstadt and Floridi (eds.). The ethics of biomedical big data
Weir and Olick. The stored tissue issue. Biomedical research, ethics, and law in the era of genomic medicine.
Green, Donovan, Jauss (eds.). Global bioethics
Lyons-Weiler J. Cures vs. profits. Successes in translational research.
Participants must meet the admission criteria in BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme
Automatic registration upon appointment in the Translational Excellence Programme
- 0 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Continuous assessmentCourse participationAttendance and active participation
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
Active contribution and course participation according to the BRIDGE Guidelines.
Part time Master and Diploma courses
- Theory exercises
- Exam Preparation
- Course number
- 0 ECTS
- Programme level
- Part Time Master
See course dates and course programme in Absalon
- 15 participants
- Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
- Department of Immunology and Microbiology
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Lars Hviid (6-706c7a6d6d684477797268326f7932686f)
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