Bioethical and legal issues in biotechnoloy

A.Y. 2017/2018
Overall hours
AGR/01 IUS/01 MED/02
Learning objectives
The objective of the course of Biotechnological Applications in Medicine is to provide
students with a general overview of current applications in the fields of forensic medicine, reproductive medicine, regenerative medicine, environmental epigenetics and vaccine technology
Expected learning outcomes
The course will provide students with information on the main mechanisms of disease and the underlying cellular and molecular processes. Specifically, at the end of the course students will have acquired skills and knowledge related to the main forms of cell degeneration, tissue damage processes and regeneration/healing, local and systemic effects of acute and chronic inflammatory reactions, immunomediated processes of innate and adaptive nature, interaction and defense against infectious agents, neoplastic transformation and host responses to tumors.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Preliminary notions
The Constitutional Charter
The sources of law
The judicial system in Italy
Criminal protection of the person and of the health
The structure of the offense
The cause of the cause
Voluntary, crippled and pretestuous murder
Criminal liability in the bio-medical field
The probative assessment of criminal liability in the bio-medical field
The protection of the person and of the health in the field of civil engineering
Concepts of birth and death in Italian legal order
The ability to act
The constituent elements of the contract and its effects
The right to health and consent to the medical act
Legislation on organ transplantation
Protecting people's ideas
The concept of intellectual property
The recognition of intellectual and industrial property
The system of trademarks and patents
Protection actions

Evolution of the concept of health
Fundamentals of welfare systems at public level: how to look at funding
Configuring welfare systems and spending on health
The evolution of health and European legislation over the past 30 years
The macro organization of a healthcare facility
The micro organization of a healthcare facility
The logic of the integrated process and the interdependence of health processes
Principles of business economics applied to welfare models: business costs, budget estimates, and budget
The theoretical foundations of the health economy: functions, spending and performance of health systems
Market dynamics and the peculiarities of the health economy: information asymmetry in the delivery of health services
Efficiency, efficiency and quality of health services

The course will be introduced from a seminar day on a topic to be defined
Bioethics: a name to declare in the plural
The revolutions of the birth between Medicine and Ethics
Genetic tests for medical purposes
Stamen: the reasons for the research
Bioethics for feminine
The ethics of experimentation with man and non-human animals
Patents and Open Source: Protect or Share Knowledge?
There is no science without communication
Ethics and European Citizenship Policies
Ethical issues in Transplant Medicine
Choose for yourself, choose for others: what accompaniment to death, moment of life?
Biotechnologies to improve: a choice of freedom or a threat to man's identity?
IUS/01 - PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 0
MED/02 - MEDICAL HISTORY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 64 hours