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301540 VO Basics of scientific work, bio ethics and medical ethics (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).



Aims, contents and method of the course

What is meant by scholarliness / scientific? Main concepts of the philosophy of science
Scientific literature and literature search
Literature management
How to write a scientific article? Which parts does it consist of? What needs to be included? What and how to cite?
How to give a scientific presentation? How should it be structured? What should be taken into account?

Concerns about ethics for a researcher:
When should I be concerned about ethical aspects of my research? Which thoughts are appropriate regarding the freedom of research that is legally warranted?
Efforts to build an ethical consciousness and to foster ethical reflection
Changes of ethical conceptions
Fundamental ethical approaches
Competence of ethical decision taking, negotiation processes (ethics of discourse)
Fields of examples: Gene tests, biobanks, handling of patient data, gene editing, germline interventions

Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (OeAWI)
Good Scientific Practice
Data management
Citation and plagiarism
Publication and authorship
Responsibility of advisors / supervisors, the supervised, and the institutions

Ethics Commission in research historical aspects, international recommendations/guidelines/laws
Who are the members in an Ethics Commission?
Which studies have to be submitted to an Ethics Commission?
Documents to submit and criteria of assessment
Groups of individuals that require special protection

Theory, Literature, Case examples, Excerpts from films, Discussions in different settings (depending on group size)

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam.
Dates: June, October, November, January.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a positive grade: min 50%

Examination topics

The lectures of the course

Reading list

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:44