Research Ethics for Medicine and Pharmacy

This course deals with the norms of science and ethical norms in theory and practice, good laboratory and clinical practice, fraud in scientific research, animal ethics and applications to ethics committees.

The course is called 'Research Ethics and the Philosophy of Science' and will give you 1,5 credits  and will make you informed about different philosophical presuppositions in scientific research, ethical guidelines for research, the theoretical basis of these guidelines, legal regulations of research, research ethics committees and about how to fill out an application form. Students should also be able to identify and analyse ethical problems raised by different kinds of research.


This is a compulsory one week course (1,5 HP) for PhD students in Medicine and Pharmacy that can be chosen instead of the integrated five week course (7,5 HP) Introduction to Scientific Research.

Want more information? Have a look at the list of courses for PhD students in Medicine and Pharmacy. 

Contact: Stefan Eriksson, Associate Professor of Research Ethics