An analysis of ethical principles as they apply to the scientific and technological development of modern society

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.4/4


This article looks at the importance of developing a new ethical focus as a result of the technologically different society in which we live.

Keywords: scientific and technological development, modern society, industrial revolution, information revolution, science, technology, innovation, ethics of science, moral evaluation, humanisation, professionalism, professional morality

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to ensure awareness and facilitate ethical management of scientific and technological developments both in the present day and going forward.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding that:

  1. Technology  contributes greatly to man’s well-being, but this can never be at the expense of people and nature
  2. It is necessary for the responsibility for the creation and application of new technologies to be extended to the socio-political sphere
  3. Future generations need to be provided with the necessary moral imperatives for the humanization of science and technology.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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