Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Education : Postgraduate courses


We offer postgraduate courses in research ethics for PhD students from medicine, pharmacy, social science, science and technology.

Research ethics is an important part of advanced academic learning. All sciences and academic disciplines give rise to complex ethical issues. Dealing with them requires theoretical and practical knowledge, including familiarity with relevant norms in science and society, knowledge which research ethics aims to provide. Our teaching is based on sound research and critical analysis.

The goal for our students is that they should develop an ability to engage in critical and self-reflective discussion of theoretical and practical problems in research ethics and the various solutions proposed. We try to help students reflect and learn by dialogue and participation.

Our courses include:


Research Ethics for Science and Technology
(2 credits)

Researchers are expected to be able to handle the ethical questions that arise in relation to their research. The process of conducting research: data management, publishing results and collaborations with parties with vested interests holds several potential conflicts of interest that have to be handled in a wise manner and in accordance with regulations. A researcher’s role as expert calls for some thought and it is important for the research community as a whole to prevent different forms of misconduct and fraud. The course consist of lectures and seminar discussions of papers written by the students themselves.

This course is offered three times a year. More information and application on the research training course pages for the disciplinary domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (course number 32).

Responsible teacher: Senior lecturer Stefan Eriksson


Research Ethics B (1 credit)

The B-level is an advanced course with special focus on research ethics for science and technology. The course consist of lectures and seminar discussions of papers written by the students themselves.

The course is coordinated in appropriate parts of the course Research Ethics for Science and Technology

This course is offered three times a year. More information and application on the research training course pages for the disciplinary domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (course number 33).

Responsible teacher: Senior lecturer Stefan Eriksson


Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science (1,5 credits)

This course deals with the norms of science and ethical norms in theory and practice, good laboratory and clinical practice, fraud in scientific research, animal ethics and applications to ethics committees. After the course, students should be informed about different philosophical presuppositions in scientific research, ethical guidelines for research, the theoretical basis of these guidelines, legal regulations of research, research ethics committees and about how to fill out an application form. Students should also be able to identify and analyse ethical problems raised by different kinds of research.

This is a compulsory one week course (1,5 HP) for PhD students in Medicine and Pharmacy that can be chosen instead of the integrated five week course (7,5 HP) Introduction to Scientific Research.

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Responsible teacher: Senior researcher Kathinka Evers


Introduction to Scientific Research (7,5 credits)

This is an integrated introductory course containing general and specific information on research studies and faculty organization, biostatistics, philosophy of science, research ethics, and scientific presentation. The aim is to provide the student with a broad basic knowledge (understanding and skill) of some fundamental elements involved in graduate studies and scientific work at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. The course is given as lectures on general topics and as daily group discussions focusing on research problems. In addition, the students prepare and present scientific tasks for the whole course audience, thereby initiating general discussions of various aspects of research work.

Responsible teacher: Senior researcher Kathinka Evers

Please note: This is an integrated five week course (7,5 HP) that can be chosen instead of the compulsory courses 2-5.
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Research ethics for the social sciences (4 credits)

CRB offers a 4 credit course for PhD students in the social sciences. The course provides knowledge of the laws and guidelines that regulate research and offers students an opportunity to reflect on ethical dilemmas in their own research.

Responsible teacher: Senior researcher Stefan Eriksson

Please note: This course is offered autumn term 2013, in Swedish only.

Application deadline: September 1.

Information in Swedish

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Postraduate studies

Want to do a PhD at CRB?

[2012-03-19] We are looking for two new PhD students to join our team! One position is in research ethics/bioethics, with either a focus on pre-conception genetic testing or the regulation of research misconduct. The other is in bioethics/philosophy of mind.

CRB is a multi-disciplinary research environment and we are looking for applicants with different backgrounds.

Application deadline: April 22


Courses

All postgraduate courses offered by CRB are handled by the Faculty of Medicine.


Postgraduate studies