Health Law

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with analysis and understanding of national health system, and its forms of regional organization, through the application of the main rules, constitutional and legislative sources. Among the main topics, are focused: the essential levels of assistance (LEA), the territorial health public agencies, the services offered by private structures, the controls, the pharmaceutical authorizations.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will know the Italian healthcare organization, both in public organization models, and in public-private partnership models. He/she will be able to deal with the many legal norms (state and regional regulation), also thanks to the analysis of practical cases.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
forms of regional organisation, through the analysis and application of the main constitutional and legislative sources.
The main topics analysed include
- The right to health
- Health system organisation
- Medical responsibility
- Essential levels of assistance (LEA)
- e-health and digital health
- Pharmaceutical authorisations

Expected learning outcomes.

At the end of the course, the student will cope with health legal sources (EU, national and regional), also through the analysis of the jurisprudence.
The student will also be able to understand some practical implications health protection has on the material activity of public administrations. Some examples, taken from the operational management of the Covid-19 pandemic, will highlight the cross-cutting of the right to health and the need to balance the public interest with other freedoms.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of Italian Public Law and Italian Administrative Law
Teaching methods
Lectures, case studies
Teaching Resources
For attending students:
Notes and lesson materials

For non attending students:
A. Pioggia, Diritto sanitario e dei servizi sociali, Giappichelli, Turin, 2020
Assessment methods and Criteria
oral exam
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Monica Alessia
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