The purpose of the course is to provide students with tools in order to comprise the variety of the reasonings on the moral issues related to the research and development of biotechnological applications in medicine, veterinary and pharmacy, for being aware of the motivations that underlie chosen and norms that invest the biotechnologies.
At the end of the course the student will be able:
-to identify the fundamental principles that are in some way common to the various bioethics positions ;
-to know, to comprise, and to explain the supported reasonings in order to defend the various positions bioethics positions about: animal testing , stem cell research and medical applications, nuclear reprogramming; assisted fertilization; genetic tests and genic therapy;
- to know the rules on patent protection of the results of inventive research, particularly in the biotechnology sector,
- to know the legislation regulating biotechnological research, in relation both to its conduction and to the use and exploitation of its results .