Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
Please read the published information on the individual courses carefully.

Alessandro Blasimme: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Dr. Alessandro Blasimme
Address
Professur für Bioethik
ETH Zürich, HOA H 17
Hottingerstrasse 10
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 78 01
E-mailalessandro.blasimme@hest.ethz.ch
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
377-0405-10LEthics in Medicine and Health Care Restricted registration - show details
nur für BSc Humanmedizin
2 credits2VE. Vayena, J. Amann, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, M. Ienca, further lecturers
AbstractIn this module, methods of personalized medicine and related ethical issues in medical and biomedical research are discussed.
ObjectiveThis module is intended to enable students to recognize and analyze ethically controversial situations in everyday medical practice.
ContentThis module contains the following ethical issues:
- Doctor-patient relationship
- End-of-life decision making
- Reproductive self-determination
- Techniques such as genetic testing, genome sequencing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen:
LE 377-0105-00L Bewegungsapparat
LE 377-0107-00L Nervensystem
LE 377-0201-00L Herz-Kreislauf-System
LE 377-0203-00L Atmungs-System
LE 377-0205-00L Nieren und Homöostase
LE 377-0301-01L Blut, Immunsystem
LE 377-0301-02L Ernährung und Verdauung
LE 377-0301-03L Endokrinologie, Stoffwechsel
851-0745-00LEthics Workshop: The Impact of Digital Life on Society Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.

Open to all Master level / PhD students.
2 credits2SE. Vayena, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, J. Sleigh
AbstractThis workshop focuses on understanding and managing the ethical and social issues arising from the integration of new technologies in various aspects of daily life.
ObjectiveExplain relevant concepts in ethics.
Evaluate the ethical dimensions of new technology uses.
Identify impacted stakeholders and who is ethically responsible.
Engage constructively in the public discourse relating to new technology impacts.
Review tools and resources currently available that facilitate resolutions and ethical practice
Work in a more ethically reflective way
ContentThe workshop offers students an experience that trains their ability for critical analysis and develops awareness of responsibilities as a researcher, consumer and citizen. Learning will occur in the context of three intensive workshop days, which are highly interactive and focus on the development and application of reasoning skills.

The workshop will begin with some fundamentals: the nature of ethics, of consent and big data, of AI ethics, public trust and health ethics. Students will then be introduced to key ethical concepts such as fairness, autonomy, trust, accountability, justice, as well different ways of reasoning about the ethics of digital technologies.

A range of practical problems and issues in the domains of education, news media, society, social media, digital health and justice will be then considered. These six domains are represented respectively by unique and interesting case studies. Each case study has been selected not only for its timely and engaging nature, but also for its relevance. Through the analysis of these case studies key ethical questions (such as fairness, accountability, explain-ability, access etc.) will be highlighted and questions of responsibility and tools for ethical practice will be explored. Throughout, the emphasis will be on learning to make sound arguments about the ethical aspects of policy, practice and research.