Course code VET400

VET400 Introduction to ethical and philosophical perspectives in biomedical research

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ECTS credits: 5
Department: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:

SPRING WEEK 9-10

FALL WEEK 42-43

 

Additional information about the course will take place is available through https://fronter.com/nmbu/fronter after signing up for the course through https://www.studweb.no/as/WebObjects/studentweb2?inst=NMBUStudentWeb.  

Course frequency: Spring, fall
First time: 2012V
Course contents:
The course gives an introduction to ethical and philosophical perspectives in biomedical research.The following topics are presented during the course:
  • The basics of ethics in biomedical science
  • Animal experimentation and ethics
  • Scientific integrity and research ethics; the Vancouver declaration
  • Philosophy of science, research theories and hypotheses
  • Study aims and objectives
  • Causal inference in biomedical science
Learning outcome:

Through the course the students are expected to reach the following platforms:

  • Be familiar with the basics of research ethics and scientific integrity and be able to discuss this within own research plan.
  • Know the Vancouver declaration and its implications for biomedical publications
  • Be able to present a distinct aim and objective of the planned studies
  • Be familiar with funfaments in philosophy of science
  • Be able to discuss possible causal patterns in own research plan
  • Present own project and discuss this within the framework of the topics covered during the course
Learning activities:
The course is a mix of lectures, discussions, and student presentations.
Syllabus:

The syllabus consists mainly of presentations and web-links given during the course and listed in Fronter. The following books must be read before the course starts:

National  Academy of Sciences et al., ¿On Being a Scientist: A guide to Responsible Conduct in Research:¿, third edition (2009)Trisha Greenhalgh, ¿How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based medicine¿¿, fourth edition (2010)George M. Hall, ¿How to write a paper¿, fifth edition (2012)

These books are available through Akademika Veterinær. Other materials will be recommended during the course.

Prerequisites:
PhD.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Attendance is compulsory. An attendance record of at least 75% is required to pass the course.
Assessment:

The student must be able to present in an adequate way and submit 3 assignments to be evaluated by a teacher and another student.

The final assignments have to be submitted the day before the last day of course

Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
Open to PhD students at campus Adamstuen. Admission through https://www.studweb.no/as/WebObjects/studentweb2?inst=NMBUStudentWeb. If you belong to NMBU and wish to participate in this course, please contact the administrative contact person.
Type of course:

SPRING WEEK 9-10

FALL WEEK 42-43

Note:

Contacts:

For academic purposes: Professor Andrew M. Janczakhttp://www.umb.no/matinf/ansatte/eystein.skjerve

For administrative purposes: PhD advisor Pernille Adine Nordby or PhD advisor Marianne Tandberghttp://www.umb.no/forskning/ansatte/marianne.tandberg

Deadline for registration: uke 3

Deadline for registration: uke 36

Examiner:
Examination details: Introduction to biomedical research: Bestått / Ikke bestått