BENA3009 Bioethics (2 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The lectures (4 h) introduces the students to general guidelines and principles of making science. How to do science ethically correctly? What is good scientific practice? What are the consequences of scientific misconduct in the university?

Learning outcomes

By completing the course the student can plan, conduct and report scientific experiments according to the general ethical norms. The student knows what is plagiarism. The student knows university guidelines for preventing fraud in the studies and consequences if fraud is committed. The student knows what to do if s/he observes any kind of fraud or misconduct.

Study materials

In Optima.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Assessment for the course: pass-fail. To get a passing grade, the student is required to attend the lectures and seminars and give accepted assignments.
Time of teaching:
Period 2
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Evaluation criteria:
Ryhmätyössä ryhmäläiset arvioivat toistensa suorituksen ja etätehtävä arvioidaan ohjeiden sekä palautuksen (määräaika) perusteella. Poissaolot (max 2) korvataan tehtävillä, jotka on myös palautettava määräaikaan mennessä.
Study methods:

Group work, seminars (12 h) and personal assignment.

Study materials: