Through frontal lessons each dedicated to a specific subject, the course provides the student, with the legal concepts related to the progress of scientific and technical knowledge in the field of biomedicine.
Expected learning outcomes
1) Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student must be able to formulate ideas, even original, and with a proper legal language, regarding the main concepts and legal institutions related to the progress of science and technology in with a specific focus on the phases of the beginning and end of human life, the relationship of care, the neurosciences, the human enhancement, the vaccination prevention.
2) Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student must be able to resolve legal questions, even innovative and hypothetical, concerning the relationship between the sources of law relevant to the protection of human rights and biomedicine, the subjectivity of the embryo, the criteria and methods for ascertaining legal death, the informed consent and the living will, the aesthetic medicine, the forensic neuroscience, the vaccination.
3) Making judgements
Through lectures and discussion of cases, at the end of the course the student must be able to elaborate and defend, with logical-legal arguments, an independent reading of the main institutes of bio-law, considering, in particular, the medically assisted procreation, the autonomy of the patient, the protection of the vulnerable person, the use of neurosciences for judicial purposes, the human enhancement, the vaccination prevention.
4) Communication skills
Through frontal lessons and discussion in the classroom and with slides, the student must be able to expose in a technical-legal language to a specialized and non-specialized audience the main concepts and institutions of biolaw, with particular regard to the beginning and end of life, the neurosciences, the human enhancement, and the vaccination prevention.
5) Learning skills
The course allows the student to autonomously continue the study on the legal implications of scientific and technological progress in biomedicine, by participating in the cultural, political and social debate, and through the possible choice of the preparation of his thesis in the subject.