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70676-01 - Seminar: Contemporary Debates: Animal Research Ethics and the 3R 2 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Bernice Simone Elger (b.elger@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Edwin Louis-Maerten (edwin.louis@unibas.ch)
Aoife Milford (aoife.milford@unibas.ch)
Inhalt The use of animals in science has been attributed to key developments in many major fields of biology and medicine. So much so that many scientists feel that animal use is indispensable I order to pursue further scientific breakthrough. But the use of animal for experimental purposes (including basic research, translational and applied research, regulatory testing and education) is a case of heated debates and is being more and more challenged in some countries. For instance, the Swiss citizens filed a popular initiative to ban animal experimentation in Switzerland, which was voted against in February 2022, and a new popular initiative is now on its way. In the European Union, the citizen’s initiative “Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics – Commit to a Europe without animal testing” was also debated at the Parliament last July. At the moment, the ethical grounds justifying animal experimentation are based on two major tenets that are the 3R (Replace, Reduce, Refine) and Harm-Benefit analysis. These tenets are enshrined into most national laws and institutional guidelines, as well as in the European Directive 2010/63 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. However, both are subject to increasing contests concerning their relevance with regard to our current understanding of animal welfare science, ethics and law, transparency in their review process led by Animal Ethics Committees, and their actual implementation in the laboratories by the animal research community.
This Contemporary Debates Seminar will dive into the concept of 3R and explore the practical issues involved in implementing them with examples taken from research, education and testing. A broader view on animal research ethics will also be taken, with considerations pertaining to the care of research staff, the scientific validity of animal use, or the moral status of animals being included. In these ten interactive sessions, course participants will attend presentations from leading international and national experts, and invited to discuss the ethical issues and proposed solutions at the end of each session.
Lernziele Understand the ethical and practical issues related to Animal Research Ethics and the 3R


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz
HörerInnen willkommen


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Montag 12.15-13.45 USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Bemerkungen Mondays at 12.15-13.45 in USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1 on the following dates: February: 26.02 March: 04.03; 11.03; 18.03; 25.03 April: 08.04; 15.04; 22.04; 29.04 May: 06.05; 13.05; 27.05


Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 26.02.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 04.03.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 11.03.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 18.03.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 25.03.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 01.04.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr Ostern
Montag 08.04.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 15.04.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 22.04.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 29.04.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 06.05.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 13.05.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Montag 20.05.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr Pfingstmontag
Montag 27.05.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr USB Gebäude B, Hörsaal 1
Module Aufbaumodul (Teil C) (Transfakultäre Querschnittsprogramme im freien Kreditpunkte-Bereich)
Aufbaumodul (Teil D) (Transfakultäre Querschnittsprogramme im freien Kreditpunkte-Bereich)
Doktorat Bio- und Medizinethik: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Bio- und Medizinethik)
Doktorat Pflegewissenschaft: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Pflegewissenschaft)
Modul: Praktische Philosophie (Master Studienfach: Philosophie)
Modul: Probleme der Praktischen Philosophie (Bachelor Studienfach: Philosophie)
Modul: Soziologische Theorie BA (Bachelor Studienfach: Soziologie)
Modul: Soziologische Theorie MA (Master Studienfach: Soziologie)
Modul: Weltgesellschaft und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: Religion - Wirtschaft - Politik)
Wahlbereich Master Pflegewissenschaft: Empfehlungen (Masterstudium: Pflegewissenschaft)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung 1. Only one unexcused absence will be allowed. An additional absence may be allowed only if satisfactory reasons are provided.
2. Students are expected to write a 1300 words essay (bibliography excluded) on one of the topics presented during the seminar, and include their personal thoughts on the ethical issues raised and the solutions discussed. Essays are to be written in English (Arial, font size 11 and 1.5-line spacing). More details will be provided at the introductory class.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: Dozierende
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Medizinische Fakultät
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik