Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Law and health organization - MEDICINA LEGALE

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Name of lecturer
Franco Tagliaro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
LOGO 3^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 2, 2018 al Nov 23, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is to provide the student with the basic legal and medico legal knowledge for the practice of the Speech Therapy, with specific focus on the penal duties (privacy, mandatory reporting of notice of crime to the Prosecutor's Office etc.), the main civil rules, the social security system, the professional responsibility, deontology and bioethics.


- Introduction to Forensic Medicine
- The theory of causation
- Main concepts of the the penal and civil codes of interest for the health care system
- The lawfulness and ethical justification of the health care
- Professional secrecy
- The information to the Judicial Authority
- The certification of health conditions
- Crimes against life and personal safety and integrity
- Profiles of civil and criminal liability in healthcare
- Compensation of damages to the person
- The social insurance system
- Elements of ethics and deontology

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
D. De Mercurio, F. Paolacci, G. Vetrugno Argomenti di Medicina Legale per i corsi di laurea delle professioni sanitarie CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Roma 2004
L. Papi Elementi di Medicina Legale per Infermieristica Pisa University Press 2013 978-88-6741-202-0

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam


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