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Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Education: courses and programmes


Courses offered by CRB


Neuroethics

7,5 credits (second-cycle course)

Different types of neuroethical issues will be discussed during the course. The course focuses both on applied neuroethics, i.e. ethical questions that arise from neuroscientific or neurotechnological advances; and on fundamental neuroethics, i.e. questions concerning how knowledge of the brain’s functional architecture and its evolution can deepen our understanding of human thought, including moral thought and judgment. The course also includes clinical perspectives, e.g. to what extent a patient with a neuro-degenerative disorder suffers from reduced capacity for decision-making, or reduced autonomy, or when a person with dementia can give an informed consent to participate in scientific studies.

This is a web based course (50 %). The course is open to foreign students. The course is offered in spring.

Application deadline: October 15

Please note that Swedish universities have introduced tuition fees for students outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland starting the academic year 2011/2012. The fee for this course is 16 875 SEK and follows the advanced level (second-cycle) fees set by the Faculty of Medicine.

Teacher: Senior researcher Kathinka Evers


Public Health Ethics

[Folkhälsa och etik] 7,5 credits (second-cycle course)
This course is an electable part of the master programme in public health and open to students advanced level students. In Swedish only.

In Swedish Hur ska hur individens intressen skall vägas mot det allmänna folkhälsointresset? Detta problem blir synligt på lite olika sätt i debatter kring till exempel vaccination, missbruksvård, screening och kostvanor relaterat till övervikt. Det syns till exempel inom den medicinska forskningen när samhällsnytta måste vägas mot patientnytta i frågor om terapeutisk och icke-terapeutisk forskning. Eller när den som använder biobanker och persondata inom epidemiologisk forskning måste väga skydd för individer mot forskningsnytta. Kursen Etik och folkhälsa ges på masternivå och passar dig som är intresserad av den här typen av problem. På kursen övar du även upp din förmåga att kritiskt diskutera centrala etiska principer. På kursen diskuterar vi också de etiska problem som kan uppstå i samband med både epidemiologisk och klinisk forskning, kulturella konflikter och lär oss att förstå och tillämpa ett genusperspektiv.

Application deadline: April 15

Teacher: Senior lecturer Ulrik Kihlbom



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Thesis supervision, foto Cecilia Mellberg

Thesis supervision for students in medicine and nursing

We offer thesis supervision for students who are interested in ethical issues.

For more information, contact:

Nursing: Anna T. Höglund
Medicine: Ulrik Kihlbom

Student papers (in Swedish)