Education: Teaching and learning ethics & law

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Good teaching is informed by sound research. All of our lecturers are involved in research, and most of our researchers and PhD students teach. We teach students in medicine, nursing, technology and natural science. 

Medicine, nursing, engineering and other professions involves responsibility. That responsibility is professional, but it also has ethical and legal perspectives. We want to help students develop their ability to understand how ethical and legal issues arise in practice. We also give students the opportunity to practice their critical skills: analyzing ethical and legal problems, finding the relation between them and argue for different views. 

Our aim is to help students and staff develop the competence they need to identify the values that are at stake when they face ethical dilemmas in their future professions. We teach future nurses, doctors, biologists and engineers at Uppsala University, offer several separate courses as well as obligatory courses for PhD students and research ethics training for new researchers and teachers in the disciplinary domain of medicine and pharmacy

Contacts for ethics teaching

Our goal is to help students and staff develop their skills to be able to identify the values at stake when faced with ethical issues in their professions. Do you have questions? You will find contacts for our ethics teaching below. 

Ethics and law for medical students and the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology

Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

Ethics for nursing, midwifery and specialist nursing students

Anna T. Höglund

Research ethics for PhD students

Stefan Eriksson

Clinical ethics

Niklas Juth

Web-based training on research ethics and research integrity

Sonja Bjelobaba


Kathinka Evers

Public health ethics

Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

Ethics in research writing and communication

Sonja Bjelobaba

Last modified: 2022-02-19