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Health Assistance  Assistenza sanitaria

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L/SNT4 Health professions for preventive care
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply.
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location ASL Milano - via Statuto, 5 - Milano
Head of Studies Silvana Castaldi
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

Health Visiting graduates are healthcare professionals engaged in preventive, promotional and educational activities in relation to health.

Health Visiting graduates:

  • work with individuals, families, and communities
  • identify health needs and prevention, educational and recovery priorities
  • assist with family planning programmes and health, sex and socio-affective education initiatives
  • partake in activities organised departmentally, both at the district and hospital levels, assuming duties relating to inter-professional relations, particularly in connection with departments engaged in the implementation of projects and goals identified by national, regional and local health planning.

They perform professional duties autonomously, also through the use of specific techniques and instruments; offer educational, training and consulting services in sectors which call for their specific professional competence; work both individually and in collaboration with other healthcare, social and school professionals, calling upon the assistance of support staff where necessary; assist in the training of support staff, and contribute directly to the continuous updating of their professional profile.

Career and Employment

Graduates can pursue careers in National Health System facilities (hospitals and/or Local Health Authorities) and/or regional Environmental Protection Agencies, regional Health Departments responsible for the organisation and evaluation of health services, and the planning and implementation of educational initiatives dedicated to the provision of further and permanent training in relation to the healthcare network.

They can also assist in the provision of training through tutorials and the coordination of internships, and directly contribute to the continuous updating of their professional profile and research.They can also assume the above-mentioned roles in facilities in the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Policy.

They can work in public and private facilities, also those certified in accordance with current regulations, and in the non-profit sector, in a freelance or employed capacity.