Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student should acquire sufficient information to judge his professional activity from a legal and ethic point of view with particular reference to criminal, civil and social aspects. At the end of the course the student should be able to discriminate among various kinds of legal sources, judge the patient's clinical status on the basis of the law, regulate his/her professional conduct regarding the patients and public and private institutions (health related) in the actual juridical context
Course contents summary
Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Law: principles and general aspects. Health professionals in National Health Service: the Speech Therapist. General aspects of Criminal Law: the Crime, the legal position of health professional, health related crimes. When the health professional is obliged to refer to justice organization. Medical files and certification. General aspects of Civil Law and legal capacity. Privacy and respect for personal informations. Informed consent. General aspects of professional liability. National Health Service: legal evolution and current organization. Social Security System: National Insurance and Welfare System with particular reference to hearing loss
No textbooks. Teaching material will be provided by the teacher.
Assessment methods and criteria
The learning and the degree of preparation is checked by oral examination or written test (with multiple choice questions and "open" answers), regarding the topics covered in class. The student must demonstrate that they have acquired adequate knowledge and skills to discuss, analytically, and legal issues related to the legal and medical profession. The examination shall be deemed passed, compared to the written test, if the student has provided no less than 70% correct answers (in multiple-choice questions), as well as a content evaluated sufficient in the “open” answers ".