ETHICAL AND LEGISLATIVE ASPECTS OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire the fundamental methodological and cultural
tools to face
ethical and legal issues underlying biotechnological applications and
Course contents summary
1. Introduction. Ethics - Bioethics - Deontology. Principles and methods.
Biotechnology and Bioethics. The human genome, cloning, stem cells. 3.
fertilization. 4. The human embryo. 5. Grafts from dead donors, from
from transgenic organisms. 6. Bioethics and the environment. 7. Ethics in
biomedical research. 8. Ethics and economics in human health. 9. Patent
1. Fundamentals: Patents for inventions. 2. Specific topics.
inventions. Biotechnological inventions: Patent protection of
biotechnological inventions; other problems concerning biotechnological
(MOGM confinement, environmental diffusion of OGM, commercialization
food safety issues, biodiversity issues), legal discipline of novel varieties
The reference material will be provided during lessons
Interactive oral lessons
Assessment methods and criteria