Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
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Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
First Semester
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Lesson (30 hours)
Voto Finale

The frontal lessons are focused on the following topics:
Definition of medical deontology, medical ethics and law
The ethics consultation in hospital
Methods in clinical ethics
The end of life : 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)
The genetics and different types of genetic tests, incidental findings and genetic consultation
The organ transplants from living and corpse donor (with discussion about brain death criteria)
The integrity research
Deontological and ethical issues of information and consent of medical treatments

By following the introductory exposition by the professor (in order to achieve the above-mentioned educational aims), and by dealing with concrete situational problems, cognitive knowledge, emotional discernment, communicating competence and history/ethics-applying skills are fostered and trained. Theories, principles, ways of reasoning, logical rules, linguistic ambiguities, styles of behavior, historical events and moral questions are presented, commented and analyzed in a pluralistic manner. Relevant key words and issues will be debated and interdisciplinary professional dilemmas will be criticized and evaluated.

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


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