Course detail


FEKT-FBIEAcad. year: 2016/2017

Biomedical Ethics deals with the overlap of biomedical and ethics, particularly the ethical implications of biotechnology. The course extends technological and biotechnological approach for humanitarian dimension. A prerequisite treatise on moral dilemmas arising from the development and application of biomedical technologies is transdisciplinarity.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire basic knowledge of bioethics. In addition, they will develop the ability to identify ethically relevant aspects of working with laboratory animals and learn how to apply appropriate bioethical standards according to Decree No. 419/2012 Coll. and EU Directive 2010/63.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To successfully completion of the course it is necessary to pass the final test, which focuses on legislative issues of bioethics.

Course curriculum

Lectures given to the ethical issues of biomedical and experimental practices. In each lecture the ethical issues is discussed, including follow-up discussion.
1. Act No. 246/1992 Coll., The protection of animals against cruelty
2. Decree No. 419/2012 Coll., The protection of animals
3. Directive of the European Parliament 2010/63/EHS
4. Zoohygiene of experimental animals
5. Welfare primates and wild animal
6. Surgery in rats (video)
7. Seminar and test

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim is to discuss the ethical aspects of biomedical research using laboratory animals and to provide general basics of biomedical ethics, including bioethics standards and legal requirements.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The course consists of optional lectures and excursions. Compulsory attendance is at the final seminar and test.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Úplné znění zákona č.246/1992 Sb., na ochranu zvířat proti týrání, jak vyplývá z pozdějších změn. In: Sbírka zákonů České Republiky. 2008, částka 133, s. 6611-6645. Dostupné také z: (CS)
NICKLAS, W., A. DEENY, P. DIERCKS, A., GOBBI, B. ILLGEN-WILCKE a M. SEIDELIN. FELASA guidelines for the accreditation of health monitoring programs and testing laboratories involved in health monitoring. Laboratory Animals. 2010. č. 39, s. 43-48. (EN)
Vyhláška č.419/2012 Sb., o ochraně pokusných zvířat. In: Sbírka zákonů České Republiky. 2012, částka 153, s. 5357. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BTBIO-F Master's

    branch F-BTB , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer