Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire the fundamental methodological and cultural tools to face ethical issues underlying biotechnological applications and techniques.
Course contents summary
1. Introduction. Ethics - Bioethics - Deontology. Principles and methods. 2. Biotechnology and Bioethics. The human genome, cloning, stem cells. 3. Assisted fertilization. 4. The human embryo. 5. Grafts from dead donors, from living donors, from transgenic organisms. 6. Bioethics and the environment. 7. Ethics in biomedical research. 8. Ethics and economics in human health. 9. Patent discipline: ethical implications.
Reference material will be provided during lessons
Interactive oral lesson
Assessment methods and criteria