Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

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

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Name of lecturer
Federica Bortolotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
FISIO VR 3A2S dal Mar 9, 2020 al Apr 3, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is providing to the students the basic knowledge principles necessary for facing the numerous medico legal and bioethics issues which they will meet as physical therapists. In this frame, the attention will be mainly focused on the legal, medico legal and bioethical issues of informed consent, patient restraints and of end life care.


Criminal Law and Legal Medicine
- causal relationship
- homicide and injuries
Patient-Clinician relationship
- informed consent
- debarment
- doctor-patient confidentiality
Reporting medical information to the Prosecutor’s Office and to the Health Care Administration
Italian government insurances against work related injuries and professional diseases
Italian government system for legal disability
Disability compensation in Civil Law
Introduction to Bioethics
- Methods in Bioethics
- Bioethical Issues in patient restraints
- Bioethical issues concerning deaths

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
A. Cazzaniga, C.M. Cattabeni, R. Luvoni, R. Zoja Compendio di Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni (Edizione 13) UTET Giuridica 2015
Silingardi Enrico Medicina Legale per i Corsi di Laurea ad orientamento Giuridico e Triennali (Edizione 1) Edizioni Idelson-Gnocchi 1908 srl 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test

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