Master's degree in Molecular and Medical Biotechnology

Forensic Biotechnology

Course code
4S003676
Name of lecturers
Franco Tagliaro, Rossella Gottardo, Stefania Turrina
Coordinator
Franco Tagliaro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
MED/43 - FORENSIC MEDICINE
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre dal Mar 4, 2019 al Jun 14, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Acquisition of the basic legal knowledge and forensic background necessary for the practice of the profession of biotechnologist in the modern social context. Acquisition of basic knowledge of the modern technological approach in the forensic biomedical investigation.

Syllabus

FORENSIC MEDICINE
- 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

FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY
- forensic toxicology: general aspects
- biological matrices which can be used in forensic toxicology: analytical and interpretative aspects;
- pre-analytical treatment of biological samples
- Liquid and Gas Chromatography: theoretical and application aspects
- Detection techniques: UV, UV-Vis, fluorescence, mass spectrometry
- validation of analytical methods

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
A.C. Moffat, M.D. Osselton, B. Widdop Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons (Edizione 4) PhP 2011
R. Froldi Lezioni di Tossicologia Forense Giappichelli 2011

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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