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Ethics of Animal Research

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Course ID: WF-OB-POEAR
Erasmus code / ISCED: 07.2 Kod klasyfikacyjny przedmiotu składa się z trzech do pięciu cyfr, przy czym trzy pierwsze oznaczają klasyfikację dziedziny wg. Listy kodów dziedzin obowiązującej w programie Socrates/Erasmus, czwarta (dotąd na ogół 0) – ewentualne uszczegółowienie informacji o dyscyplinie, piąta – stopień zaawansowania przedmiotu ustalony na podstawie roku studiów, dla którego przedmiot jest przeznaczony. / (0532) Earth science The ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) code has been designed by UNESCO.
Course title: Ethics of Animal Research
Name in Polish: Ethics of Animal Research
Organizational unit: Center for Ecology and Ecophilosophy
Course groups:
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): (not available) Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.

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Language: English
Subject level:

elementary

Learning outcome code/codes:

OB2_W09

OB2_W12

OB2_U01

OB2_U02

OB2_U05

Short description:

Human scientific curiosity towards non human animals dates back to ancient times: vivisections took place in classic Greece and Aristotle can be fairly regarded as the first zoologist. Nonetheless systematic use of animals for research purposes is a fact of modern and contemporary science. Together with modern scientific uses of animals ethical concerns about such uses started to be raised into philosophical debates and public opinion. The class will reconstruct a short history of animal use in research and of the origins of the contemporary ethical debate. Different kinds of animal use in research will be presented and discussed with regard to the specific ethical problems they raise

Full description:

1. History of scientific use of animals and the concept of animal model (3 hours)

2. The origin of the debate about the scientific use of animals and contemporary animal ethics (3 hours)

3. Ethical Issues of Biomedical Lab Research (3 hours)

4. Ethical issues of behavioral research in the wild and in the lab (3 hours)

5. Regulation of animal research, public opinion and democratic society(3 hours)

Bibliography:

- Lynda Byrke et al, The Sacrifice: How Scientific Experiments Transform Animals and People, Purdue U.P., 2014

- Richard Ryder, Victims of science. The use of animals in researc, Open Gate Press, 1983.

Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:

OB2_W09

OB2_W12

OB2_U01

OB2_U02

OB2_U05

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Essay

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