Winter School in European Health Law and Biotechnology (EHL&BT)

General

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Program Description

This Winter School is part of the Jean Monnet Module "European Health Law and Technology", sponsored by the European Union within the Erasmus+ Actions framework.

It is an intensive, one-week module open to national and international Masters' students of Law and Bioengineering, based on Project Based Learning (PBL) methodology.

The program will be activated in distance learning mode.

Aim

Technological innovation in healthcare needs to conform to a complex normative matrix: advanced therapies, innovative medical devices, and applications, tissues 'banking' services developed across the EU must respect national and international constitutional documents, abide by legal rules and technical standards, conform to best clinical practices and RRI directives, respond to societal needs and expectations.

In both legal and scientific education, it is essential to convey the importance of a cross-disciplinary approach and introduce the students to the most relevant issues and competencies in this field. This course - designed as an experiment in cross-fertilization among students and teachers from different disciplines - is aimed at providing these competencies and skills.

Students will be distributed in small cross-disciplinary teams. Each team will be assigned a case study, based on problems faced by researchers and professionals in the development of biotechnological applications. Team members shall identify and discuss the scientific, technical, legal, and ethical features of design specifications, with the assistance of Ph.D. or Post-docs researchers acting as tutors, and the team will be required to come up with a solution as much as possible built in the application. The final examination will consist of the presentation of the project.

The following key topics will be addressed:

  • Civil liability, Risk assessment, and Risk Management
  • Standardization and Benchmarking
  • Ownership, Privacy, and Consent
  • Intellectual Property
  • The Ethics and Politics of Biotechnological Innovation in Healthcare

Who can apply

Second cycle (Masters) students in Legal or Bio-engineering disciplines.

Application

Admission Requirements

Students holding a Bachelor of Law or Bachelor of Science degree and Students enrolled in a Master's degree program in Law or Bioengineering.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*passport in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required.

More details

  • Language: English
  • Program Intensity: Full-time
  • ECTS: 3
  • Fees: 0 euro
  • Period: 15 - 19 February 2021
  • Application Deadline: 22 January 2021
Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centres in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and ve ... Read More

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