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
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
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
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
During the course, the following matters will be developed:
1. Business organization
2. Organization of health services, management, management in the health service.
3. Processes of measurement of the economic results in the health service.
4. Supply and demand in the healthcare services
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Zangrandi A. (1999), Amministrazione delle aziende sanitarie pubbliche, Giuffre, Milano
Assessment methods and criteria
The educational objectives are assessed trough a written exam with multiple choise questions and one oral question.