ETHICS AND BIOETHICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is designed to introduce students to the conceptual tools necessary to evaluate ethical issues of a clinical case.
The student should already have taken the examinations regarding the study courses of the first three years and of Pharmacology, Pathology, Orthopedics and Psychiatry
Course contents summary
The first part of the course deals with the historical origins of bioethics. The second part of the course is designes to introduce students to a historical overview of the doctor-patient relationship in the present social context. The third part of the course applies the tools developed in the first part to the ethical issues at the beginning of life and end-life bioethics.
CANUTO e TOVO, Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni,Piccin, Padova, ultima ed.; PUCCINI, Istituzioni di Medicina Legale, Ambrosiana ed., Milano, ultima ed; NORELLI G.A., BUCCELLI C., FINESCHI V.: Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni, Ed. Piccin, Padova, ultima ed.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students must acquire analytical skills in order to appreciate how ethical principles should be evaluated in every clinical case.Students should demonstrate to have skills and knowledge through oral communication.