Offizielle Daten in der Fachveröffentlichung für das folgende akademische Jahr: 2019-2020


Tibor SZOLCSÁNYI (, assistant professor

Department of Behavioural Sciences


Kode des Fachs/Kurses: OPE-ETI-T  |  1 ECTS  |  Pharmacy |  Elective modul  |  spring

Voraussetzungen: keine


0 Vorlesungen + 0 Praktika + 12 Seminare = Insgesamt 12

Zahl der Kursteilnehmer für den Kurs

min. 5 – max. 25


The aim of the course is to help students gain sensitivity to the ethical issues connected to the pharmacy practice. During the course students learn about the basic ethical principles governing the pharmacist-patient and the pharmacist-physician relationship. Students also get acquainted with the dilemmas that are raised by the conflict between business and ethics in pharmacy. The most important concerns of research ethics and some specific ethical issues, like the question of mind-enhancing drugs, are also discussed during the course.




  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A short history of pharmacy
  • 3. General ethical viewpoints
  • 4. The principle of informed consent in modern health-care
  • 5. The ethics of patient-pharmacist relationship
  • 6. The ethics of physician-pharmacist relationship
  • 7. The conflict between business and ethics in pharmacy
  • 8. The placebo effect and its ethical concerns
  • 9. Dietary supplements, performance- and mind- enhancing drugs
  • 10. Ethical issues in clinical drug trials
  • 11. Summarizing discussion
  • 12. Test

Materialien zum Aneignen des Lehrstoffes

Obligatorische Literatur


Vom Institut veröffentlichter Lehrstoff

Additional materials: Neptun MeetStreet



Empfohlene Literatur

Robert Veatch and Amy Haddad (eds.): Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, New York, 2008

Voraussetzung zum Absolvieren des Semesters

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed


Written test taking place in the last class. To improve the grade, the test can be repeated two times in the first two weeks of the exam period. Oral exam is also an option for that purpose.

Möglichkeiten zur Nachholung der Fehlzeiten

According to the Code of Studies and Examinations




Praktika, Seminarleiter/innen

  • Dr. Szolcsányi Tibor