t.BA.MI.MESA.23HS (Medical Ethics and Safety) 
Module: Medical Ethics and Safety
This information was generated on: 28 September 2023
Medical Ethics and Safety
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Version: 2.0 start 01 February 2023

Short description

Digitization in health care, health apps, online diagnostics, patient dossiers, big data in clinical research... Medical informatics also affects ethical aspects. The module includes a basic introduction to medical ethics. Basic ethical concepts and theories are developed on the basis of various use cases.

Module coordinator

Nordström Karin (nord)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students are able to explain and apply basic concepts and theories of medical ethics. Professional competence, communication competence Understand, apply
...are able to reflect and deal with questions of medical ethics on the basis of case studies with reference to the theories of medical ethics. Interpretative competence, action competence Analysis, apply
...can explain and reflect on the central safety topics in the field of medical informatics. Professional competence, interpretative competence Understand, Analysis

Module contents

  • Basis concepts and theories of medical ethics
  • Biomedical principles
  • Medical ethics and data
  • Medical ethics and artificial intelligence
  • Research ethics
  • Professional ethics

Teaching materials

  • texts, papers
  • examples from the media

Supplementary literature




Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester POP A presentations in groups oral, interactive deepening of the preparation task  30 minutes 1-6 20%
End-of-semester exam POP B
written, with cheat sheet 60 minutes 1-6 80%


The proof of performance for the module is composed of two partial performances:
  • POP A:  presentation in groups: all students of the same group recieve the same grade.
  • Overall grade: The module grade is formed from the achieved points of the partial POP A and B.
If individual group members do not participate or are insufficiently committed, the person responsible for the module reserves the right to demand an individual substitute performance from them.

Written or oral re-examination. Students with an unsatisfactory module grade who have completed both parts of the module performance record are admitted to the re-examination.

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Medizinethik und Safety - Vorlesung
Medizinethik und Safety - Vorlesung


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