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.
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?