HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to give the students the necessary instruments to reflect upon issues of Bioethics bearing in mind the different trends of thoughts currently in existence, the contrasting points of view and the current disputes concerning the topics in question.
Course contents summary
Introduction to Ethics and Bioethics. Principles and method.
Biotechnologies and Bioethics: Human Genome, Cloning, Stem Cells.
Embryo and Embryo Statute.
Transplants from cadaver or from living-donor and transgenies.
Bioethics and the environment.
Ethics of research.
Ethics and Economics in the Health sector.
Patenting: ethical aspects.
Tallacchini, Terragni: 'Le Biotecnologie'. Bruno Mondadori