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Unit profile


Research at the department is carried out by, or together with, researchers with their basic training in different faculties (medicine, humanities, law, theology, etc.). The main focus of the research and teaching is on actual clinical problems, as well as on contemporary problems in medical research ethics.


The Department of Medical Ethics at Lund University was founded in 1991. Courses in medical ethics are given by staff members at Lund University, at various clinics of the university hospital, and at hospitals in the region. Medical ethics is an interdisciplinary research and teaching subject. The purpose of studies in medical ethics is to examine critically, historically and analytically moral and ethical aspects of decisions (on the individual as well as societal levels) concerning health care and medical research.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences


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