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First Course on Ethics and Non-discrimination at UMF Gr. T. Popa Iasi

Primul curs de etică şi non-discriminare la UMF Gr. T. Popa Iaşi


The first course of ethicsl and non-discrimination for the medicine students was launched on March 1st, 2012, in Iasi, beginning with 17.30 in Aula of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa". With the title "Ethics and non-discrimination of vulnerable groups health system "is within the educational curriculum for students of the Faculty of Medicine.

"The course was introduced in the curricula after a preliminary research on the perception of students of Medicine about phenomenon of discrimination and opportunity to introduce this course in their educational program." says Prof. Dr. Vasile Astarastoae, rector of Pharmacy "Gr T. Popa ".

The results of research conducted by Catalin Cazacu and Laszlo Foszto, at the Center for Ethics and Health Policy, recommended the development of such educational support for future doctors.

Lecturers who will support this course are: Prof.. Dr. Basil Astarastoae, Rector Pharmacy "Gr T. Popa", Conf. dr. Cristina Gavrilovici, Lect. Mihaela Vicol, Catalin Cazacu, and guests from outside the university - av. Desiderius Gergely and Professor Ion Sandu.

Lecture course on launch day (March 1, 2012), entitled "The right to health and non-discrimination principle was held by Dezideriu Gergely Lawyer, Executive Director, European Roma Rights Center, Budapest. Mr. Gergely was a member of Board of Directors with the rank of Secretary State National Council for Combating Discriminǎrii (2005-2010) and represented Romania in the Group of Governmental Experts in Nediscriminǎrii European Commission is Chairman of the Committee of Experts on Roma and Travellers (2008-2010) of the Council of Europe.

This course is conducted in a first for an educational curriculum for medical universities in Romania and was initiated by the project "Education for Non-discrimination in the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania" developed by the Association for Development and Social Inclusion (ADIS) with University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa" Medicine Residents Association in Romania and the European Roma Rights Centre and funded by the Open Society Foundations, Roma Health Project.