Ethics in Global Health

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Doel vak

The student acquires knowledge and insight into:
- The central concepts and theory in applied philosophy and
ethics: deontology and consequentialist models, principles of medical
ethics and ethics of care
- The role of ethical review committees in medical research
- Ethical aspects in relation to social research

The student can apply:
- Instruments for ethical reflection and analysis of moral dilemmas in
the field of global health

The student acquires skills:
- To evaluate of moral dilemmas including implicit and explicit
moral choices that are made in global health issues
- To develop an open and respectful attitude with respect to
diverse value patterns
- To formulate a proper justification in research projects
- To tackle ethical dilemmas in a responsible and professional

Inhoud vak

Researchers in the field of global health gather knowledge through a
transdisciplinary approach in a context where people often find
themselves in vulnerable positions and where results can mean profound
impact on their lives. It is important that researchers take
responsibility for the decisions that they make when designing and
executing research and applying interventions. In this course, the
students learn about different methods and dilemmas appropriate for
ethically justifiable research. Relevant case studies in the field of
global health research are used for illustration.
In small work groups, students are encouraged to deal impartially with
ethical dilemmas. In the assignment students have to elaborate on their
grand proposal and integrate ethical considerations.


Lectures,(8 hours),
workgroups (8 hours),
exam (2 hours),
self-study (66 uur).


• individual extended ethical justification of personal grant proposal
design (50%)
• exam (50%)
Both elements have to be passed (5,5 or higher).

Vereiste voorkennis

Course on Writing grant proposal (this proposal is input to the course).


Available on Canvas


Second-year students of research master in Global Health.
Only open for students not enrolled in Global health research master,
after consent of the coordinator based on a personal proposal for a
qualitative global health study.

Overige informatie

Compulsory course for Global Health students

Afwijkende intekenprocedure


Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1047
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator K. De Sabbata
Examinator dr. E.V. Syurina MSc
Docenten K. De Sabbata

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