511-0013-00L  Ethics in Research and Drug Development

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersE. Kut Bacs
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences.


AbstractThe course provides an introduction into the concepts and tools of ethics with a special emphasis on ethical dilemmas in biomedicine and drug development.
ObjectiveStudents
• are able to elaborate on basic concepts and tools of ethics, specifically medical ethics and bioethics
• know about key ethical questions in biomedical research and drug development
• are able to critically reflect on experiments and studies in animals and humans taking into account core ethical values
• know where to find more information on international ethical declarations and Swiss ordinances on human and animal research (e.g. swissethics, SAMW)
• are able to weigh conflicting ethical values and to develop and take a stance in an ethical debate
• know about the conflicting interests in the pharmaceutical industry from a global perspective on drug development (i.e. economization vs. solidarity with less economically developed countries)
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is part of ETH's Critical Thinking Initiative (CTETH).