cod. 1004876

Academic year 2020/21
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
Scienze della prevenzione e dei servizi sanitari
Type of training activity
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: HEALTH AND CARE MANAGEMENT

Learning objectives

The student will acquire knowledge of the different types of health systems and of the main themes of the health organization. In particular, it will deepen the knowledge of the SSN in order to be able to understand the role of the different health professions.


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Course unit content

Principles of organization and health planning. In particular, the course presents the international, national and regional health organization; as well as hospital, territorial and primary care. Furthermore, it provides notions of health planning (national and regional health plans).

Full programme

What is a health system and what are the main types at an international level?
What are the most relevant health regulations in Italy?
What is the Italian National Health Service and how is it organized?
What is a USL?
What are the Essential Levels of Assistance (LEA)?
The articulations of the National Health Service
Which are the main State Organizations that deal with health?
What are the tasks of the Ministry of Health?
What are the tasks of other state bodies that deal with health?
How is healthcare organized at the level of regions and autonomous provinces?
What are health agencies?
What is a hospital?
What are the characteristics of hospitals?
What is an Emergency, Urgency and Acceptance Department (DEA)?
What are IRCCS and how are they organized?
What are the management bodies of the Health Authorities?
What are the functions and the professional requirements of the General Manager and the Health Director?
What are Health Districts and how is territorial health care organized?
What is the role of the General Practitioner?
How is hospital-territory integration implemented and with what tools?
Health planning in Italy
What is meant by health planning?
What is the National Health Plan and what are its contents?
What features do Regional Health Plans have?
What is the National Prevention Plan and what are the main contents?
How is health planning implemented locally?
What is a Budget Document?
What is the International Disease Classification (ICD)?
What is an SDO?
What are DRGs?
Why classify patients?
How are hospital performances measured?
What does "accreditation" of a healthcare facility mean?
What is meant by risk assessment and risk management?
Economics and Management in Healthcare
What is the National Health Fund and what is the evolution of healthcare spending in Italy?
What is meant by health economics?
How is the need, demand and supply in healthcare defined?
How is quality defined in healthcare?
What is the definition of appropriateness?
What is meant by clinical governance?
What is Health Technology Assessment?
International Health and Global Health
What is meant by globalization and health?
What are the main international health organizations?
What are the aims and structure of the World Health Organization?
What are the international health cooperation actions?
What are the main international health guidelines?
What is meant by "One Health"?


Igiene e Sanità pubblica. Secrets, domande e risposte 2017. Editor Carlo Signorelli, I edizione, Società editrice Universo.
Learning material used during the lessons provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

The course will be taught through frontal lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam will assess student's learning and undertanding during the course. Multiple choice questions will be used for the written test.

Other information

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