The course examines (bio)ethical issues in biomedine and in society in general, by bringing these issues in relation to human rights protection. During the course,the analysis of the development of protection of human rights and human dignity will be connected to current societal and technological developmet. The course begins with an overview of the existing health care systema and its constitutional and legislative framework. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of the right to health, pandemics/epidemics, medical ethics, patients' rights and efficiency and safety in health care. Particular topics which are covered include: confidentiality, informed consent, medical malpractice, modes of liability, expert evidence, medical research and experimentation, organ donation and transplantation, emergency situations, intensive care, abortion, use of pharmaceuticals and new medical technologies, Artifical Intelligence in bioemicine, stem cells and medical research, new reproductive technologies, and death and dying treatment of persons with mental disabilities, contemporrar issues in bioemedicine and international criminal law, bioemedical cases through history - lessons learned. Special emphasis is is given to the COVID-19 global response. While dealing with different topics, the major task of the course is to learn to apply the bioethical theories to practical cases (applied ethics) in solving contemporary problems and societal challenges.