Universität Wien FIND

301540 VO Basics of scientific work, bio ethics and medical ethics (2021S)

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 served).


Language: German, English

Examination dates



Organizational Meeting with detailed information (not mandatory):
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12:00
As a Webex Event

Gastgeber: Erwin Ivessa (n.ivessa@meduniwien.ac.at)
Event-Kennnummer (Zugriffscode): 121 936 5604
Event-Passwort: MolMed2021

Dienstag, 16. März 2021 12:00, Europäische Zeit (Berlin, GMT+01:00)

Eventadresse für Teilnehmer: https://meduniwien.webex.com/meduniwien-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef2984d6bf70f6712067c7f572b578d82
Eventadresse für Diskussionsteilnehmer: https://meduniwien.webex.com/meduniwien-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5a7c847a734a7ab29c092e50c3a68bf8

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Das numerische Passwort des Diskussionsteilnehmers: 328792


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?

Research ethics, ethical awareness and reflection, basic ethical theories, ethical decision-making skills, actors that engage in "doing ethics", some emerging topics of debate

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, 60 min.
Exam dates -> Details see moodle

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a positive grade: min 50%
Assessment criteria:
100-87,5%: very good (1)
87,4-75%: good (2)
74,9-62,5%: satisfactory (3)
62,4-50%: sufficient (4)
< 50%: insufficient (5)

Examination topics

The content of the course units

Reading list

According to the infos from the lecturers

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Mo 06.12.2021 09:50