cod. 13213

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Organizzazione aziendale (SECS-P/10)
Scienze del management sanitario
Type of training activity
32 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
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Integrated course unit module: HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Learning objectives

Allow students the use of evidence produced by research and possibly to apply to practice. The basics of research methodology, moreover, must also be in preparation in view of a correct assessment of the final thesis. Enable students to know and understand the business principles and concepts of managerial capacity in health care management. At the end of the course, in addition, the student will be able to describe the evolution of the NHS and the main characteristics of health care companies. The student will know the basic typical content related health economics, as well as the reality of the provincial and national health care system.


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Course unit content

The The course introduces the research methodology to be applied to clinical practice and organizational. In particular, we will analyze all stages of the methodology of scientific research, both in quantity and quality.
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- To acquire mastery in the analysis of the different levels of research in the areas of health and in specific disciplines of Class 3
- Develop the ability to
to. identify service issues
b. formulate hypotheses and objectives which define the process of practical research
c. develop the ability to implement critical analysis of the literature reference, in order to define the effectiveness of care provided
d. use the research tools for the study of phenomena related to assistance in the various areas of professional practice

During the course, also, the student deepens the procedures of accreditation and financing of the Health Care. Moreover, it acquires the management concept of health criteria inspired effectiveness and efficiency. In other words, this part of the course aims to provide students with an introduction to the economy company, with specific attention to the issues of health economics and scope of the economic evaluation, in particular in the programming process steps and control in a company health.

Full programme

- Areas of health research and specification for class 3
- Process research and ethical problems in research
- Plan a search
- Identifying and defining the problem
- The application of theories and conceptual models
- The evidence-based practice
- Formulation of hypotheses and research questions
- Selection of the sample
- Principles of measurement
- Methods of data collection

General concepts of health economics
Health needs, supply and demand
Construction of the company budget
Evolution of the National Health Service:
- The right to protection of health and the law n. 833 of 1978
- The main characteristics of the NHS reform '90s
- The main features of the "reform ter" of the NHS
The business organization:
- Healthcare companies
- The joints of the local health authorities (principals and districts)
- The Director-General of the health institutions
- The Board of Auditors
- Bodies which assist the Director-General
- The departments and operational units
The contents of health economics
- Economic organization
- Efficiency and effectiveness
- Input, output, and outcome
- costs
The reality of the Italian health system
- The role of health systems
- The different models of health protection
- Financing and the allocation of resources
The provincial system
- Supply agreement USL and Hospital


Reference documents:
For the part dedicated to the research methodology:
• James A. Fain, Research - read it, understand it and apply it, Milan, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Publishing Group Italy, 2004, trans. en. of Reading, Understanding, and Applying Research. A test and Workbook, 2nd edition (The first nine chapters)
• Kenneth D. Bailey, methods of social research, Bologna, and. Il Mulino, 1985, trans. en. Methods of Social Research, New York, The Free Press, 1982. Italian edition edited by Maurizio Rossi. (The first five chapters)
• Lecture notes of the teachers care.

In the part devoted to business administration:
• Dirindin, N.e Vineis, P .: Elements of Health Economics
• Levaggi, R. Capri, S .: Health Economics
• Lecture notes by the teacher.

Teaching methods

Interactive lessons and guided activity

Assessment methods and criteria

The achievement of the objectives of the course is checked by means of a written examination consists of two parts: closed questions and open questions can verify the basic knowledge necessary to completing the course.

Other information

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