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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2022/2023
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 055002 - BIOETHICS
Cfu 1.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare
Docenti: Titolare (Co-titolari) Schiaffonati Viola

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (1 liv.)(ord. 270) - MI (363) INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA*AZZZZ055002 - BIOETHICS

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

This course deals with the application of ethical theories to problems created, aggravated or transformed by biomedical and health technologies. It is intended to give students a chance to reflect on the ethical, social, and cultural impact of these technologies and the associated practices. The course focuses on theories and issues at the intersection of medical and biological ethics and ethics of technology and engineering.

The course includes lectures by the instructor and students’ presentations; class participation is expected, and students should apply what they learn through reading and lectures by looking at current events through an ethical lens.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Dublin Descriptors

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Students will:

  • Acquire a broad perspective on the ethical impacts and implications of problems in health care and biomedical sciences;
  • Be acquainted with normative ethics through the critical analysis of paradigmatic case studies;
  • Learn how to recognize and analyze ethical aspects inherent in health and biomedical sciences;

Applying knowledge and understanding

Students will:

  • Be able to use critical skills in clarifying and ethically analyzing case-studies and to apply ethical theories to problems created, aggravated or transformed by digital technologies in health care and biomedical sciences.

Making judgements

Students will be able:

  • To analyze the ethical issues of a technology;
  • To present in an effective way the results of their independent research, being able to justify their choices.

Communication

Students will learn to:

  • Present in an effective way the results of their independent research, being able to justify their choices.;

Lifelong learning skills

Students will:

  • Be better prepared to their future professional life in an ethically and socially responsible way;
  • Be able to analyze problems through an ethical lens.

Argomenti trattati

1. COURSE INTRODUCTION

Bioethics, engineering ethics and digital bioethics; ethical and social issues at the intersection of biomedicine and engineering.

2. RESPONSIBILITY

Case-studies; what is responsibility; from passive to active responsibility; active responsibility and the ideals of medicine and engineering.

3. VALUES

Ethics and morality; moral dilemmas and ethical issues in biomedical research, patient care and public health discussed in the light of the main ethical normative theories.

4. PRIVACY

Informational and constitutional privacy; privacy as an individual good and privacy as a social good; privacy issues in biomedical research, patient care and public health and relevant governance approaches.

5. JUSTICE

Social and distributive justice in public health ethics; fair access and the paradox of health care; global inequality in the digital era.

6. CLASS PRESENTATIONS

Students group presentations on critical issues in digital bioethics and engineering ethics.


Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile - SDGs
Questo insegnamento contribuisce al raggiungimento dei seguenti Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda ONU 2030:
  • SDG4 - QUALITY EDUCATION
  • SDG16 - PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Prerequisiti

No prerequisite is required.


Modalità di valutazione

Grading will be on the following basis: 50% final project (oral presentation); 50% written test on the course topics.

Type of assessment

Description

Dublin descriptor

Final project

(class presentation)

Students are required to:

  • Develop a philosophical argument in which the presented claims are justified by the use of ethical argumentation and the relevant literature;
  • To present this argument either in a scientific paper or in an oral presentation in class in front of the instructor and their student colleagues.

 

1, 3

4, 5

Written test

  • Questions on the course topics that require to have read and carefully studied the suggested bibliography and the ability to apply it to case-studies;
  • Questions on the ethical issues associated to health care and biomedical sciences that require to have studied the suggested bibliography and to have developed critical skills in analyzing technical problems with the tools provided by ethical theories and argumentation.

1, 2

 

3, 4, 5


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaA. Campbell, Bioethics, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2017
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaI. van de Poel, L. Royakkers, Ethics, technology and engineering: An introduction, Editore: Wiley-Blackwell, Anno edizione: 2011

Software utilizzato
Nessun software richiesto

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
(hh:mm)
Ore di studio autonome
(hh:mm)
Lezione
8:00
9:45
Esercitazione
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Informatico
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Sperimentale
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Di Progetto
2:00
5:15
Totale 10:00 15:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
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Area Servizi ICT
22/06/2024