20574 - REGULATION AND ECONOMICS OF HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Course taught in English
(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 | SECS-P/07) - EMIT
(6 credits - II sem. - OP | SECS-P/07) - GIO
(6 credits - II sem. - OP | SECS-P/07)
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 technologies.
- Regulation systems of health technologies.
- Procurement processes of health technologies.
- Financing systems for health technologies.
- 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 technologies.
Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
The final grade for attending students consists of
For non attending students
- Group assignment (40%).
- A final written exam (60%).
- M.F. DRUMMOND, M.J. SCULPHER, K. CLAXTON, et al., Methods for The Economic Evaluation Of Health Care Programmes, Oxford Medical Publication, 2015, 4th edition.
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.
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