Ética da Investigação


The students should be able to:

-      Identify different ethical dimensions of Scientific Research

-      Know the Research Ethics normative framework – ethical and legal norms (principles and rules)

-      Analyze and discuss the most relevant research ethics dilemmas

Know how to manage and evaluate a research project from an ethical standpoint.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

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Total - 24

Teaching language



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  • The Student''''''''''''''''s Guide to Research Ethics (Open Up Study Skills). Paul Oliver. Open University Press (2003)

  • On Being a Scientist – A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research. National Academies Press (2008)

  • Fraud and Misconduct in Biomedical Research. Frank Wells and Michael Farthing. The Royal Society of Medicine Press (2008)

  • Principles of Biomedical Ethics. Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress. Oxford University Press (2009)

  • Research Ethics in the Real World: Issues and Solutions for Health and Social Care Professionals. Tony Long, Martin Johnson. ELSEVIER (2006)

  • 100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law. Carolyn Johnston, Penelope Bradbury. Oxford University Press (2008)


Teaching method

  • Lectures including group discussion;

  • Analysis and discussion of case studies and relevant ethical dilemmas;

  • Seminars;

  • Distance learning

  • Evaluation

  • Work dedication and personal organization (20%)

  • Presentation and discussion of work (80%


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Subject matter

The Research Ethics Curricular Unit is based on related Courses taught on world-renowned academic institutions and the syllabus benefits from the Academic staff’s experience in teaching Research Ethics at a Graduate Student level. Contents are selected based on their relevance to student development with a constant view on future career applications. The Curricular Unit Syllabus covers a wide range of topics that will inform students in Ethics and Ethics of Research while allowing them to nurture and mature precious research skills of high value for success at a Masters level. Finally, by learning and applying methods to conduct research in an ethical and responsible way, graduate students will be better prepared to plan, conduct, write and successfully publish their dissertation in compliance with top scientific and academic standards.


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