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, for example the Regional Research Ethics Committee.
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
This course focuses on the first obligation of submitting research for ethical evaluation, and pays only superficial attention to the latter. The latter aspect will be thoroughly covered in the course Ethics in Translational Medicine II.
This course is discussion-based and will include examples from the participants’ own projects.
The course will cover
- The basics of research ethics of studies involving human subjects and experimental animal
- The basics of responsible conduct of science
- Research ethics of big data and genetic data use in translational research
- Writing applications to research ethics committees
BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme
Upon completing the course, 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 implications of translational research bridging lab and clinic
- 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 on ethical challenges and applying that information to write applications for ethical reviews and assess research ethical dilemmas in modern biomedical translational research.
Course literature is published on Absalon.
Participants must meet the admission criteria in BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme.
The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme offers a few select graduated PhDs a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in translational medicine. The courses are only available to the fellows enrolled in the programme. Fellows are automatically enrolled in the courses upon appointment in the programme.
For further information: https://bridge.ku.dk/about/
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- Type of assessment
Continuous assessmentCourse participation
- Type of assessment details
- Attendance 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
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- 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 Public Health
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Mette Nordahl Svendsen (4-6f6775784275777066306d7730666d)
- Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox (4-6d70717a4275777066306d7730666d)
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