Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
Academyc year when helding the course: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (8 hours), Seminar (4 hours)
Voto Finale

The frontal lessons are focused on the following topics:
1. Definition of medical deontology, medical ethics and law (1h, educational objective 1)
2. The ethics consultation in hospital (1h, educational objective 1)
3. Methods in clinical ethics (2h, educational objective 1)
4. The end of life (3h, educational objective 1)
Legal, deontological and ethical profiles. The difference between killing and letting die, active/passive euthanasia, proportionality of care, quality of life, over-treatment, palliative sedation, advance treatments directives, difference between withholding and withdrawing treatments and medical futility (when to suspend a futile treatment)
5. The genetics and different types of genetic tests, incidental findings and genetic consultation (2h, educational objective 1)
6. The organ transplants from living and corpse donor (with discussion about brain death criteria) (2h, educational objective 1)
7. The integrity in scientific research and ethics in experimentation (falsification, plagiarism, “scientific misconduct”) (1h, educational objective 1)
8. Legal, deontological and ethical issues of information and consent of medical treatments (1h, educational objective 1)
Communicating the truth to the patient, the concepts of confidentiality and professional secrecy.
9. The beginning of life (2h, educational objective 1)
Medically assisted procreation, abortion and stem cells.
10. The aim and purpose of medicine (1h, educational objective 1)
11. Discussion of clinical cases (educational objective 1)

Mario Tavani, Mario Picozzi, Gabriella Salvati, Manuale di deontologia medica, Giuffrè Editore, 2007.
Mario Picozzi, Il trapianto di organi. Realtà clinica e questioni etico deontologiche, FrancoAngeli, 2010.
Mario Picozzi, Fino a quando? La rinuncia ai trattamenti sanitari, San Paolo Editore, 2012.
Mario Picozzi, Omar Ferrario, Il diavolo è nei dettagli, Rosenberg, 2016
Mario Picozzi, Renzo Pegoraro, A.G. Spagnolo, La consulenza etica, Piccin , 2016

The course consists in 16 hours of lectures (3 CFU). The lectures are supported by the projection of PPT slides. The minimum attendance frequency required is 75% of the program.

The Professor is available for further clarification and doubts only by appointment, after an e-mail request. The Professor answers only e-mail signed and coming from the