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The European Health Law and Biotechnology (EHL and BT) programme from University of Pisa is an intensive, one week module open to national and international Masters students of Law and Bioengineering, based on Project Based Learning (PBL) methodology.

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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 competences in this field. This European Health Law and Biotechnology (EHL and BT) programme from University of Pisa - designed as an experiment in cross fertilization among students and teachers from different disciplines - is aimed at providing these competences 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 the development of biotechological applications. Team members shall identify and discuss the scientific, technical, legal and ethical features of design specifications, with the assistance of PhD 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.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.


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