22910141 - Health law

Analysis of the historical-legal framework inherent to the healthcare services organized to take care of needy or weak people (drug addicts, minors, disabled, foreigners, poor, prisoners, people suffering from chronic diseases, the elderly), aimed at promoting knowledge about the personal and social features of the people characterized from specific needs and about techniques of treatment and recovery of the same people.
- Knowledge and understanding:
to define and identify the epistemological and methodological field of the discipline;
to know the healthcare system in the national, European and international context.
- Applying knowledge and understanding:
critically analyze the effectiveness and appropriateness of the techniques to treat specific health needs;
to examine in the specific context the legislative and organizational processes.
- Making judgements:
to apply the theoretical precepts to the concrete solutions supplied by the political decision maker;
to evaluate regulatory innovations.
- Communication skills:
to use communication strategies in social and professional contexts;
to develop the competence in finding personalized solutions according to the specific need.
- Learning skills:
to put in practice the aptitude for empirical research in working contexts;
to lead the carrying out of scientific studies in the search for solutions to concrete problems.
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Order, Law, State. Freedom rights and social rights. The right to protection of personal data. Health protection as a right to service. Health as a right to freedom: principle of self-determination and regulation of DAT. Health protection in the EU. The division of responsibilities between the State and the Regions. The spoils system in the healthcare sector. Principles and rules of administrative proceedings. The right of access to administrative documents. Territorial autonomies and the rules of administrative action. Public administration documents. Health and competition: the three A's. Social and healthcare integration. The LEAs. NHS and University. Public services and performance delivery models. Public contracts, with particular regard to the healthcare sector. Judicial protection of rights and interests. The responsibilities of health professionals and providers - Health Law Sources - Organization and financing - Services and activities - Protection of personal data

Core Documentation

1) G. Fares, Problemi attuali dell'ordinamento sanitario, Editoriale scientifica, 2020 (entirely);
in addition
2) G. Carpani and G. Fares, edts., Guida alle nuove norme sulle responsabilità nelle professioni sanitarie (chapters from I to V).

Reference Bibliography


Type of delivery of the course

Lectures will be held in presence


Attendance is recommended

Type of evaluation

Oral exams