Advanced Training Course-Narrative, Bioethics, and Integrity in Scientific Research

General Objectives of the Course

With this course it is intended that students acquire and consolidate notions of bioethics applied to integrity in scientific research, relevant to activity in the fields of natural and health sciences. It is also intended to introduce the narrative as a tool for humanization, reflection and analysis, which allows evaluating, using examples, both the action of researchers and their relationship with peers, students or subjects involved in a given study(such as local inhabitants, patients or caregivers).

Admission Requirements

Target Audience: Teachers, Researchers / Researchers (with or without a Doctor / Doctor degree) or Students / 2nd and 3rd cycle students, with at least a basic exposure to advanced scientific research activities (processes, methodologies), from any area activity with interest in the theme. Supporting elements will be requested: a summary Curriculum Vitae, a Letter of Motivation addressed specifically to this training, and contact details for two references.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese and English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grade will use the 0-20 scale, and result from partial scores obtained in several tasks.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of the course, students should have a solid understanding of relevant aspects related to ethics and scientific integrity, including appropriate legislation. Above all, they should be able, using real cases, to correctly identify problematic situations from a bioethical point of view of scientific integrity in real research contexts (conflicts of interest, bad practices), whether they have to do with the relationship between peers, between students and supervisors between researchers and subjects participating in a study (patients, caregivers), or between researchers and the general population. They should also recognize different factors that can influence attitudes in this context, including how to deal with uncertainty correctly, and acquire competence to create and analyze relevant narratives in this context that help discuss these different aspects.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Rules of creation and operation of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra.

Study Programme

Avançada- Narrativas, Bioética, e Integridade na Investigação Científica

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 3.0


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