Scientific methodology and human sciences, health and corporate law

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
INF/01 IUS/07 M-PSI/01 M-STO/05 MED/01 MED/43 SECS-P/10
Learning objectives
The course has two objectives: in the first part of the course, the general rules of Labor Law and the related sources of law (Constitution, Ordinary Laws and other acts having the force of law, implementing or implementation regulations) will be studied in depth; in this first part, particular attention will be given to the Workers' Statute and the national collective agreement; the second part of the course will aim to analyze the most widespread employment contracts (SUBORDINATE WORK, COLLABORATIONS and SELF-EMPLOYMENT, ...), understand their substantial differences and areas of application.
The student will acquire basic notions and instruments of descriptive and analytical medical statistics in order to critically evaluate epidemiological studies and clinical trials.
Understand the basics of the Italian legal system, understand the legal aspects of professional practice, i.e. the duties, the meaning and the legal consequences of acts performed during professional work.
The student will have to face the world of psychology in order to understand the psychological and social dimension of disease.
knowledge of the historical evolution of medicine and sciences
know the business organization, national and regional legislation and health law
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire the knowledge necessary to know the main rules of labor law, the different specificities of the main employment contracts in use.
Attitude to perform and interpret basic statistical tests.
Attitude to critically evaluate selected epidemiological findings and clinical trials.
Students will be able to understand the basics of the Italian legal system, the legal consequences of negligence, malpractice and imprudence or wilful behaviour; the duties related to the practice of the profession (professional secrecy, informed consent, duty to inform the authorities), acts aimed at proactively minimize legal risks, the principles of accountability and privacy law.
Knowledge of general psychology and on the healthcare professional-patient relationship
historical contextualization of podiatry and podiatrist
know the regulatory evolution of health organization and health law
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Prerequisites for admission
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test
Course syllabus
· Foundations of Computer Science
o Introduction to Computer Science
o Information coding
o Computer structure
o Programs and software
o The "Infosphera" risks
· Spreadsheets
o Introduction to spreadsheets
o General functions in Excel
o Statistical functions in Excel
o Chart creation in Excel
· Information management
o Introduction to information management
o Data storing and databases
o Relational databases
o Database creation
o Query composition
o Web databases
· Internet and web
o Computer networks
o The Internet network
o Web architecture
o Web standards
o Web contents
o Search engines
o Web evolutions
Teaching methods
The Course is provided as a blended-learning course.
For acquisition of expected knowledge, a student has to browse the program contents on the online course according to an e-learning modality. Contents are organized into the following training courses: G) Foundations of Computer Science, F) Spreadsheets, B) Information management, and I) Internet and web. A training course is then articulated into thematic modules. Students have to pass a self-evaluation test at the end of each thematic module. Initially, a student can access just an introductory module. The access to subsequent modules is progressively enabled when the test of available modules is successfully passed. For acquisition of expected skills, a student can attend two exercise sessions in a computer-science room. Each exercise session is three hours long. The attendance to exercise sessions is not a mandatory requirement for successfully pass the Course and obtain the credits, however students are strongly encouraged to attend the exercise sessions.
Teaching Resources
The teaching stuff is online at
Diritto del lavoro
Course syllabus
- "INDIRECT RECRUITMENT" (temporary work / Cooperative)
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Material provided by the teacher in the classroom
Statistica medica
Course syllabus
Observational Studies.
Measures in Epidemiology.
Basic statistical methods.
Statistical inference and significance.
Measures of association and risk.
Variability of estimates and measure errors.
Error, bias and inference.
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Material provided by the teacher in the classroom
Medicina legale
Course syllabus
Basics of the Italian legal system
The code of Ethics
Malpractice and accountability. Imprudence, wilful behaviour, negligence and their legal consequences.
Public officer, penalisation and prosecution.
The duties for the Podiatrist:
- professional secrecy
- informed consent for adults and minors
- duty to inform the authorities
Laws of protection of personal data.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons supported by visual tools. All the material presented in class will be available to the student and uploaded to the Ariel platform
Teaching Resources
Cazzaniga, Cattabeni, Luvoni, Zoja Compendio di Medicina legale e delle Assicurazioni (XIV Ed.), UTET, 2018
ISBN 978-88-5981875-5

Slide material will be available to the student and uploaded to the Ariel platform
Course syllabus
Teaching methods
Interactive Lessons
Teaching Resources
Material provided by the teacher in the classroom
Storia della scienza e delle tecniche
Course syllabus
- The sciences and medicine have a history: the origins and meaning of Medicine and the History of Medicine;
- The sources for the study and research in the historical-scientific and historical-medical fields
- Science and Medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. The middle Ages;
- The body: Renaissance and animated anatomy. Iatrofisica and Iatrochimica.
- Microscopic anatomy.
- Enlightenment and public health: occupational diseases, hygiene and preventive medicine, vaccine prophylaxis, orthopedics, humanitarian treatment of mental patients
- The birth of the Clinic and its tools: semiotics, diagnostics and therapy; The problems of Surgery and their resolution: analgesia, anesthesia, asepsis and antisepsis.
- Cell theory and microbiology
- The 20th century: new concepts, tools and therapies; Evolution and transformation of hospital locations.
- Ideas and sources for a history of the profession.
Teaching methods
Lessons and exercises
Teaching Resources
PORRO A. Storia della medicina 1 (fino al XIX secolo). In appendice: Storia dell'odontoiatria, Rudiano, GAM editrice, 2009. ISBN 9788889044506
Organizzazione aziendale
Course syllabus
Business organization
Historical evolution of healthcare organization
Healthcare facilities and ASLs
The staff of the Hospitals
The employment relationship in Public Administrations
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Manuale di diritto sanitario - Giuffrè Editore II ed.
Diritto del lavoro
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
INF/01 - INFORMATICS - University credits: 3
Basic computer skills: 18 hours
Medicina legale
MED/43 - FORENSIC MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Organizzazione aziendale
Lessons: 10 hours
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Sciaky Riccardo
Statistica medica
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Storia della scienza e delle tecniche
M-STO/05 - HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Porro Alessandro
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