Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Deontology and medicine  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Federica Bortolotti
Federica Bortolotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° semestre dal Feb 22, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at providing to the students the basic elements of historical and ethical aspects of medical deontology in order to stimulate them at developing an indipendent thought on patient-clinician relationship


- Historical aspects of patient-physician relationship
- Historical aspects of Italian Code of Medical Dentology
- Presentation of 2014 Italian Code of Medical Deontology with critical discussion of some articles concerning: patient-physician relationship, information and comunication with the patient, informed consent, doctor-patient confidentiality, Living Will, end-life care.
- Interactive discussion on novels containing interesting aspects on the patient-physician relationship

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
FNOMCEO Codice di Deontologia Medica 2014 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

IDONEITÀ SULLA BASE DELLA FREQUENZA (Partecipazione ad almeno il 75% delle lezioni)

SEDE: Aula Didattica, Sezione di Medicina Legale, Policlinico, piastra odontoiatrica, scala H

ANNO RACCOMANDATO: 1°, 2°, 3°, 4°, 5°, 6°

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