Public health

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
MED/42 SECS-P/06
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with:
i) knowledge of the fundamental rules for preserving and promoting the health of the individual and of the communities and the principles and applications of preventive medicine;
ii) the understanding of the organization of Italian NHS including the issues of quality improvement and patient safety;
iii) the concept of global health and its essential elements to facilitate the understanding of the high-level phenomena impacting on health and influencing access to prevention and care for all;
iv) knowledge on the basic managerial dynamics that determine the governance and operations of a modern health organization.
Expected learning outcomes
i) consider the main determinants of health and disease;
ii) take adequate, preventive and protective actions against diseases, promoting the health of the individual and the community;
iii) understand the role of the professionals in the framework of the health care organizations and their leading role in quality improvement and patient safety;
iv) understand the key concepts of Global Health, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), international cooperation and the big challenges of migration health and climate changes;
v) have better understanding of role expectations connected to the exercise of the medical profession in the contemporary context of corporatization of health organizations.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Economia applicata
SECS-P/06 - APPLIED ECONOMICS - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Lega Federico
Igiene generale e applicata
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 6
Lessons: 72 hours
Educational website(s)
Weekly - plese write to
Department of Scienze Biomediche per la Salute - Via Pascal 36