Deontology and bioethics

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/14 MED/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso intende introdurre gli studenti ai principali strumenti e temi che caratterizzano l'odierna riflessione riguardo a questioni bioetiche che sorgono all'intersezione tra biomedicina e società. In particolare, si presterà attenzione alle controverse questioni etiche inerenti al rapporto tra ricerca scientifica e vita umana e ai temi emergenti in etica animale e ambientale. Il ciclo di lezioni prevede un'introduzione metodologica alla disciplina volta a fornire gli strumenti del corretto ragionare in ambito bioetico. L'introduzione metodologica sarà seguita da una serie di lezioni 'monografiche' volte ad approfondire un particolare aspetto (o problema) della ricerca scientifica scelto per la sua rilevanza etica, legale o regolatoria. Lo scopo principale del corso è fornire agli studenti gli strumenti necessari per sviluppare criticamente la propria posizione in merito a questioni controverse di bioetica pubblica.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
modulo 1
Course syllabus
Legal rules, religious rules, ethical rules. The deontology. Connections between legal and deontological rules. The Codes of Ethics. Introduction to legal rules. The separation of powers. The principal levels of production of legal rules. The efficacy of legal rules in time. The most important types of sources of legal rules: Constitution, constitutional laws, ordinary laws, decree-laws, legislative decrees, regional laws, regulations for enforcement of laws, European regulations and directives. The antinomies between sources of law and their solution. The legal rules for the profession of biologist. Legal rules for animal experimentation: European and national rules. Conscientious objection to animal experimentation in the national rules. The food safety.


Reference Material
PowerPoint Presentations. Schemes and lectures on the web site of the module of Deontology.

Prerequisites and examination procedures
The module of Deontology is independent from the module of Bioethics. The assessment for the module of Deontology is based on an oral examination.


Teaching Methods
Frontal lessons. Attending to lessons is highly recommended.


Language of instruction
Italian


Program information
On the web site Ariel of the module.


WEB page
http://aroccelladb.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/home/Default.aspx
modulo 2
Course syllabus
Material
Text: Boniolo G. e Maugeri P. (a cura di). Etica alle frontiere della biomedicina: per una cittadinanza consapevole. Mondadori Università, Milano, 2014.
(Chapters: preface, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15)
Lecture PPTs


Attendance
Strongly recommended


Office hours
By email appointment only
paolo.maugeri[AT]unimi.it


Exams
The exam consists in an essay to be discussed in an oral test. The essay must be handed in (via email) 3 days before the exam. In the oral test knowledge of each lecture topic is expected.
modulo 1
MED/02 - MEDICAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Roccella Alberto
modulo 2
IUS/14 - EUROPEAN UNION LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Maugeri Paolo Maria
Professor(s)