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Course 2016-2017 a.y.

20526 - MANAGING INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  12 credits SECS-P/07) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - GIO (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
ALEKSANDRA TORBICA

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ALEKSANDRA TORBICA


Course Objectives
Technological innovation is one of the key determinants of better health. The pace of technological innovation in healthcare is becoming faster and faster and its economic sustainability is threatened. Healthcare systems need to adopt principles and instruments aimed at allocating scarce resources so to guarantee the best care to patients from one side and long-term economic sustainability from the other side. This course aims at developing knowledge and instruments to assess health technologies in order to support the decision making and the priority setting processes by adopting the perspectives of public policy-makers, providers (e.g. hospitals, clinicians) and manufacturers (e.g. pharmaceutical and medical technologies companies). After the successful completion of the course, students are expected to understand innovation processes in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry, the impact of medical technologies on healthcare systems and organizations, how the relevant markets are regulated and how companies work to market their products.

Course Content Summary
The course covers the following topics by adopting a national and international perspective:
  • Principles to efficiently allocate scarce resources in healthcare.
  • Definitions of technological innovation in healthcare and key features of different technologies (e.g. drugs, devices).
  • The industry of health technologie.
  • Regulation systems of health technologies.
  • Procurement processes of health technologies.
  • Financing systems for health technologie.
  • Market Access.
  • Principles of economic evaluation analysis of health technologies.
  • Comparative economic instruments to support the health related decision making process in health and healthcare.
  • Health Technology Assessment.
  • Decision modeling for economic evaluation of healthcare technoogies.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The final grade for attending students will consists of:

  • two exercises (40%)
  • a final written exam (60%).

For Non - Attending students:

  • written exam

Textbooks
M.F. Drummond, M.J. Sculpher, K. Claxton, et al., Methods for The Economic Evaluation Of Health Care Programmes, Oxford Medical Publication, 2015, Fourth edition.

Prerequisites
The course doesn’t have any specific requirements although the Health Management course at the first semester may help students to gain a broad perspective about the healthcare sector.
Last change 11/04/2016 14:34