To provide an informative and methodological basis on the main bioethical issues of biotechnological interest, taking into proper account the different opinions, the actual legislation, and the various conflicting positions.
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.