Effy Vayena: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Prof. Dr. Effy Vayena
Dep. Gesundheitswiss. und Technol.
ETH Zürich, HOA H 12
|+41 44 632 83 01
|Health Sciences and Technology
|Colloquium in Translational Science (Spring Semester)
|N. Cesarovic, A. Alimonti, C. Ewald, V. Falk, J. Goldhahn, K. Maniura, M. Ristow, R. M. Rossi, S. Schürle-Finke, G. Shivashankar, E. Vayena, V. Vogel, F. von Meyenn
|Current topics in translational medicine presented by speakers from academia and industry.
|Getting insight into actual areas and problems of translational medicine.
|Timely and concise presentations of postgraduate students, post-docs, senior scientists, professors, as well as external guests from both academics and industry will present topics of their interest related to translational medicine.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|No compulsory prerequisites, but student should have basic knowledge about biomedical research.
|Ethics in Medicine and Health Care
Only for Human Medicine BSc.
|E. Vayena, J. Amann, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, M. Ienca, further lecturers
|In this module, methods of personalized medicine and related ethical issues in medical and biomedical research are discussed.
|This module is intended to enable students to recognize and analyze ethically controversial situations in everyday medical practice.
|This module contains the following ethical issues:
- Doctor-patient relationship
- End-of-life decision making
- Reproductive self-determination
- Techniques such as genetic testing, genome sequencing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence
|Prerequisites / Notice
LE 377-0105-00L Bewegungsapparat
LE 377-0107-00L Nervensystem
LE 377-0201-00L Herz-Kreislauf-System
LE 377-0203-00L Atmungs-System
LE 377-0205-00L Nieren und Homöostase
LE 377-0301-01L Blut, Immunsystem
LE 377-0301-02L Ernährung und Verdauung
LE 377-0301-03L Endokrinologie, Stoffwechsel
|Ethics Workshop: The Impact of Digital Life on Society
Number of participants limited to 30.
Open to all Master level / PhD students.
|E. Vayena, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, M. Schneider, J. Sleigh
|This workshop focuses on understanding and managing the ethical and social issues arising from the integration of new technologies in various aspects of daily life.
|Explain relevant concepts in ethics.
Evaluate the ethical dimensions of new technology uses.
Identify impacted stakeholders and who is ethically responsible.
Engage constructively in the public discourse relating to new technology impacts.
Review tools and resources currently available that facilitate resolutions and ethical practice
Work in a more ethically reflective way
|The workshop offers students an experience that trains their ability for critical analysis and develops awareness of responsibilities as a researcher, consumer and citizen. Learning will occur in the context of three intensive workshop days, which are highly interactive and focus on the development and application of reasoning skills.
The workshop will begin with some fundamentals: the nature of ethics, of consent and big data, of AI ethics, public trust and health ethics. Students will then be introduced to key ethical concepts such as fairness, autonomy, trust, accountability, justice, as well different ways of reasoning about the ethics of digital technologies.
A range of practical problems and issues in the domains of education, news media, society, social media, digital health and justice will be then considered. These six domains are represented respectively by unique and interesting case studies. Each case study has been selected not only for its timely and engaging nature, but also for its relevance. Through the analysis of these case studies key ethical questions (such as fairness, accountability, explain-ability, access etc.) will be highlighted and questions of responsibility and tools for ethical practice will be explored. Throughout, the emphasis will be on learning to make sound arguments about the ethical aspects of policy, practice and research.