Courses we offer

We offer advanced level courses in neuroethics and public health ethics that are open for anyone who meets the criteria. Applications go through, and you can find syllabi and admission fee information in Uppsala University's catalogue of single subject courses

We also offer courses for PhD students


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 during the spring semester. 

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: Kathinka Evers


From Autum 2023 this course is also available as distance course.

This course is an electable part of the master programme in public health and open to students advanced level students. It is offered in Swedish only. 

Teacher: Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist


Within the framework of this course on advanced level, ethical theories, guidelines and laws governing research, good research practice, scientific misconduct, ethics in the academic writing as well as the ethics of research communication, are addressed. The course is web-based and consists of modules that students go through independently, as well as web-based seminars.

The course is held every semester, every other time in Swedish/English. Study pace 25 % from fall -22. To be able to participate in web-based modules and teaching via Zoom, a computer / tablet / smartphone with internet connection as well as a headset and webcam are required.

Teacher: Sonja Bjelobaba

Last modified: 2022-11-09