|Global Programme of the Master in Bioethics|
The program lasting two years is structured the following way:
1. General Bioethics. 1.1. Origin and diffusion of Bioethics. 1.2. The passage from medical ethics to Bioethics. 1.3. The epistemological justification of ethics in experimental sciences. 1.4. Bioethics, deontology and legal medicine. 1.5. Areas of Bioethics. 1.6. Models of today’s Bioethics; principles of Bioethics. Bioethics of principles and Bioethics of virtues. 1.7. The personalist model of Bioethics. 1.8. Medicine and Bioethics.
2. Bioethics and right. 2.1. Bio law: foundation; applications. 2.2. Bioethics and medical deontology. 2.3. Relation of ethics with right. 2.4. Declaration of human rights and main documents of international organizations. 2.5. The principles of constitution and their ethic worthiness. 2.6. The role of civil, penal and administrative right in wardship of human life and health.
3. Bioethics and human sexuality. 3.1. Anthropology of sexuality. Today’s vision of sexuality. 3.2. Bioethics and demography. 3.3. International demographic and ecologic politics. 3.4. Human procreation. 3.5. Contraception, and sterilization. 3.6. Natural Methods of regulation of fertility. 3.7. Ethics of regulation of fertility. 3.8. Dysfunctions of sexuality. 3.9. Homosexuality: notion, medical and ethical points of view. 3.10. Tran sexuality and gender reassignment.
4. Bioethics and the beginning of life. 4.1. The origin of human life. 4.2. Biological statute of the human embryo. 4.3. Anthropological statute of the human embryo. 4.4. The problem of sterility. 4.5. Assisted reproduction; ethic considerations. 4.6. Prenatal diagnosis. 4.7. Fetal therapies. 4.8. Cloning. 4.9. Reality of abortion. 4.10. Abortion: ethics and right. 4.11. Ethic problems in neonatology. 4.12. The anencephalic newborn.
5. Bioethics and medical intervention on man. 5.1. Experimentation in medicine. 5.2. Ethics of experimentation on man. 5.3. Notion of brain death. 5.4. Ethics of organ transplant. 5.5. Ethic problems of transfusion. 5.6. The project human genome. 5.7. Ethic problems of testing and genetic knowledge. 5.8. Genetics and genetic engineering. 5.9. Ethic problems of genetic engineering and genetic therapies.
6. Bioethics, psychiatry and behaviours at risk. 6.1. Ethic problems of psychotherapeutics. 6.2. Interpretative models in psychiatry. 6.3. Prescription of psychotropic drug, use and rights of the psychiatric patient. 6.4. Behaviours at risk. 6.5. Drug addiction: drugs and alcoholism. 6.6. AIDS: scientific and epistemological data; ethic problems. 6.7. Ethic problems of industrial medicine.
7. Bioethics and the handling of the medical act. 7.1. Ethic and legal fundament of health care. 7.2. Models of the doctor-patient relation. 7.3. Doctor-patient communication and the levels of the doctor-patient relation. 7.4. Ethics of allocation of resources. 7.5. Notion of quality of life and the standard of cost-benefit. 7.6. Role of the doctor in allocating resources. 7.7. Ethic Comities: history, diffusion and typologies. 7.8. Function and characteristics of Ethics Comities. 7.9. Methodology to examine protocols of experimentation.
8. Bioethics in the final phase of life. 8.1. Death of the person. medical and philosophical points of view. 8.2. Ethics of medical behaviour in the final phase. 8.3. Euthanasia: notion and terminology; history and today’s pro-euthanasia movements; present legal situation. 8.4. Anthropology of the pro-euthanasia movement. 8.5. Euthanasia: catholic doctrine. 8.6. Euthanasia and dignity of death: philosophical and juridical considerations. 8.7. Testaments of life and declaration of will of the patients. 8.8. Palliative cures and therapies. 8.9. Humanization of medicine in the final phase of life. 8.10. Communication of truth to the grave sick. 8.11. Psychological and spiritual attention for the grave sick.
9. Bioethics and environment 9.1. The ecological problem. 9.2. Current eco-ethics. 9.3. Ecology and Christian view of the environment. 9.4. Prevention of environmental risks. 9.5. Respect of nature and animals.