Learning outcomes of the course unit
I) Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course the student will know the essentials of business administration, the characteristics of measurement, management, plan and control in a healthcare organization.
II) Competences: at the end of the course the student will be able to read and comment the main accounting and extra-accounting information, to read and comment a balance sheet, to define an economical analysis plan.
III) Making judgements: at the end of the course the student will be able to comment the efficiency and efficacy of a service, a performance o an organization on the whole. Furthermore, he/she will be able to build, deal and manage a budget.
IV) Communication skills: at the end of the course the student will be able to use specific terminology in the field of economical evaluation and business management; he/she will also be able to communicate properly with management and to participate to budget dealing with the leadership.
V) Learning skills: through case studies and exercises, the student will be able understand in depth the process of analysis, measurement, controlling and planning in public healthcare organizations.
Course contents summary
The course aims at introducing the essentials of business administration to the students, paying major attention to measurement, management and economical evaluation, particularly in healthcare organizations.
The course provides for the following topics:
1) Introduction of business administration and organizations
2) Costs and revenues in healthcare organizations
3) Business management
4) The budget in a healthcare organization: presentation and discussion of a case study
Zangrandi A. (a cura di) (2011), Economia e Management per le professioni sanitarie, McGraw-Hill, Milano (Chapters 1-4-5-6)
The course will use the following didactic methodologies:
1) Lectures with slides
2) Discussion of case studies
Assessment methods and criteria
For business administration and healthcare economics, there is a common exam, which consists in:
1. writing and discussion of a paper;
2. written exam with closed questions.
The final mark is defined on the basis of professors’ judgment about the single parts of the exam.