LTKS1001 Advanced Research Ethics (2 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Good scientific practice

Ethical fundamentals of human studies

Applying for ethical approval

Handling personal information in scientific research

Research ethics at different points in the research process

Learning outcomes

- knows ethical fundamentals of human studies

- knows when to apply for ethical approval

- knows the process of applying for ethical approval

- is proficient in safe handling of personal data

- knows the consequences of ethical impeachment

- understands the fundamentals of reporting ethical issues in scientific papers

- can identify ethical issues pertaining to their own master thesis work

- understands the importance of good scientific practice to assure societal approval  

Additional information

Seminar (4 hours), handling personal information in scientific research-materials and exam (online course), learning task and book exam.

Further information: The course is delivered in parallel with the master thesis seminar/ in the autumn of the fourth year. The course is taught in Finnish in the autumn and then in English in the spring term.

Study materials

Mustajoki , A S & Mustajoki , H 2017, A new approach to research ethics : Using guided dialogue to strengthen research communities. Routledge , London, New York .

Open access: or

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail