Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire the fundamental methodological and cultural tools to face ethical, legal and economic issues underlying biotechnological applications and techniques.
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.
1. Fundamentals: Patents for inventions. 2. Specific topics. Chemical-pharmaceutical inventions. Biotechnological inventions: Patent protection of biotechnological inventions; other problems concerning biotechnological inventions (MOGM confinement, environmental diffusion of OGM, commercialization of OGM, food safety issues, biodiversity issues), legal discipline of novel varieties
1. Introduction. 2. Firms and business. 3. Principles of firm accounting. Costs-Revenues-Accounting period results. 4. Budget and budget control. 5. Performance indicators and evaluation. 6. Economicity. 7. Firm organization.
Reference material will be provided during lessons.
Oral interactive lessons.
Assessment methods and criteria