Principles and instruments of business economics applied to the health sector

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
L'insegnamento si propone di fornire agli studenti le nozioni di base per:
- comprendere gli equilibri economico-finanziari delle Aziende sanitarie e ospedaliere attraverso la conoscenza della struttura del bilancio e del sistema di reporting del controllo di gestione;
- comprendere la complessità della direzione ed organizzazione delle aziende sanitarie, alla luce delle sfide emergenti nel settore della salute italiano;
- conoscere le caratteristiche dei sistemi di gestione del personale nelle aziende sanitarie quale potenziale sbocco occupazionale;
- apprendere i fondamenti dell'attività manageriale quale componente futura del proprio contesto professionale.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- manage a work team
- design, organize and manage health service delivery processes
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
1. Principles of health economics.
2. In-depth analysis of economic implications for the health sectors and emerging challenges for health organizations and health professionals.
3. Understanding why healthcare sector is the most complex and its specificities. Why management does matter and which leadership and managerial practices are effective.
4. Professionalism, engagement of health professionals and its consequences; organizational behavior and personnel management in health care organizations.
5. New career opportunities for health professions.
6. Organizational design of health services: hospital, community and integrated delivery systems.
7. New and emerging scenarios, trends and developments in health management and business-healthcare sector
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge required.
Teaching methods
The teaching consists of frontal lessons and case study discussions, scheduled according to a timetable published on the ARIEL website of the master degree and cases.
Teaching Resources
Federico Lega, Economia e Management Sanitario, EGEA 2018, Milan
Assessment methods and Criteria
Expected learning outcomes are achieved through a written test, organised in specific examination sessions, as per the Regulation. The test consists of multiple choice or open-ended questions; the final evaluation is expressed on a scale of 30.
No intermediate or early exam sessions are available.
Teaching materials or notes are not allowed for consultation during the exam test.
The results are published on the ARIEL website of the course
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Lega Federico
Weekly - plese write to
Department of Scienze Biomediche per la Salute - Via Pascal 36