Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Legal, bioethic and deontological principles of professional practice - MEDICINA LEGALE

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Name of lecturer
Franco Tagliaro
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3° ANNO 2° Semestre dal Mar 23, 2020 al Apr 26, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the fundamental concepts of Forensic Medicine useful in the practice of midewifery

The goal is the formation of the ability of independent analysis in the evaluation of forensic medicine problems in the practice of midewifery and the capacity of taking adequate actions.


1) Introduction to Forensic Medicine
2) Cause-effect relationship
3) Imputability and capacity to act
4) Murder, suicide, infanticide and related crimes
5) Beatings, personal injuries and related crimes
6) Professional secrecy (confidentiality)
7) Reporting of crimes to prosucutor’s office
8) Informed consent, compulsory medical treatments
9) Italian laws 194/1978 and 66/96
10) Fundamentals of professional liability

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 examination

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