cod. 1006035

Academic year 2018/19
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Storia della medicina (MED/02)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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course unit


Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to provide the student with the tools to understand the multiplicity of arguments on the moral issues related to the profession of medical technician of medical radiology to be aware of the motivations behind the choices and rules that affect his future profession, helping him to deepen his personal ethical position.


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Course unit content

The first lessons will provide fundamental information on bioethics. The following lessons will address the ethical aspects of interest for the X-ray technicians. Particular attention will be turned to develop the ability to analyze and discuss ethics aspects, detailed in the program, that involve the X-ray technician.

Full programme

The origins and development of bioethics; cultural models; the principles of autonomy, charity and justice. The ethics of the person. The relationship with the patient. Informed consent. The ethics of responsibility.


Lectures will be supported by slides and literature, which will be provided to the students.

Teaching methods

The course is structured in lectures of two hours each. Each meeting will develop one of the topics described in the program. The lesson includes a presentation of the teacher who introduces the topic. The topic is then discussed illustrating the different interpretive approaches. Students are encouraged to express their opinions and discuss. The purpose of providing an opportunity for information and training of critical thinking. At the end of the lesson the teacher makes a summary of the positions emerged and recommended further reading.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination is oral and aims to assess the bioethical skills acquired , through open-ended questions ,and request to argue and compare thesis and different models. The examination also include the discussion of a topic, chosen among those presented during the course , on which it is carried out a specific study.
Evaluation criteria are:
- Argumentative skills;
- Accuracy and competence in the terminology adopted during the oral examination;
- Ability to join technical, and International comparative data during the discussion of chosen topic;
At the end of the examination each teacher will formulate a judgment:
A. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the topic. High capacity for critique and analysis of the issues. Mark out of thirty: 30.
B. Good knowledge and understanding of the subject with some serious inaccuracies. Good ability to critique and analysis of the issues. Mark out of thirty: 27-29.
C. Good knowledge and understanding of the subject despite some shortcomings. Ability to critique and analysis of themes: Mark out of thirty: 24-26.
D. Knowledge and understanding of the fully sufficient even if there are obvious gaps. Mark out of thirty: 21-23.
E. Knowledge and understanding of the subject with just enough obvious and serious flaws. Mark out of thirty: 18-20.
“Lode” will be offered to students who have achieved 30/30, for the demonstration of independence of judgment, high communication skills and ability.

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