Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Imaging and Radiotherapy techniques
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
First Semester
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Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (12 hours)

The oral exam (or written, in the case of Ethics) is aimed at assessing the skills achieved by the student in relation to:
1) level of knowledge and depth of the topics covered;
2) understanding of the concepts and methods proposed;
3) clarity of presentation and logical-argumentative skills;
4) ability to construct one's own critical, relevant, clear and effective speech.
The final vote will be expressed in a single vote as the average of the single votes.

Voto Finale

Virtues and skills of a technician. Definition of moral philosophy and applied ethics (health care ethics, biomedical ethics); bioethics at the beginning and end of life; counselling, education, psychotherapy and ethics; ethical issues in the research, in the educational/clinical practice (truth telling, confidentiality, consent and so on), in the public health care and in health care policies (justice, vaccination, organ transplantation, animal rights, and so on). Cases of conflict between moral principles and new Italian and European laws about the aims, role and limits of the technicians and the other professionals involved in the health-care setting field. A special regard is offered to palliative care, in a bio-psycho-social and person-centered perspective, in order to protect human rights, to defend an independent scientific information, to avoid conflicts of interest and to respect gender-identities, conditions of poverty, ethnic origins. About 12/14 hours of direct interpersonal teaching are required as a general basic introduction.
Vis a vis lessons/lectures are going to deal with some of these topics and to show the proper learning methodology to widen the issues. Individual ways of further studying and investigating in ethics are to be taught and tested in the classroom.

P.M. Cattorini, Bioetica. Metodo ed elementi di base per affrontare problemi clinici, Elsevier, Milano, 4 ed. , 2011; P.M. Cattorini, Bioetica e cinema, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2° ed. 2006;; T.L. Beauchamp – J.F. Childress, Princìpi di etica biomedica, Firenze, Le Lettere, 1999 (Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Oxford Univ. Press); S. Shapshay, Ed., Bioethics at the Movies, Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2009; D. Neri, Bioetica in laboratorio, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005; Dario Sacchini, Etica del laboratorio biomedico, Roma, Soc. Editrice Universo, 2009

By following the introductory exposition by the professor (in order to achieve the above-mentioned educational aims), and by dealing with concrete biomedical problems-in-situation, 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-technological dilemmas will be criticized and evaluated. Narrative texts, especially motion pictures, will involve the group in the emotional heart of complex cases, in order to outline the social and historical imaginary, to help the expression of individual/class insights and feelings, to prepare a mature staff decision.

Reception Hours: for more information and individual consultation or after class meeting in “Padiglione Antonini”, via Rossi 9, Varese, the student is invited to preliminarily contact the teachers at their email address (