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HEALTH LAW

CODE 106421
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 2 cfu during the 1st year of 11266 SCIENZE DELLE PROFESSIONI SANITARIE TECNICHE DIAGNOSTICHE (LM/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/09
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures and other activities) and individual study will allow the student:  
      
      to understand and comment on the articles of the Italian Constitution relating to the protection of the right to health; 
      to recognize the different sources of Italian law relevant in the healthcare sector, also in relation to the sources of international and European Union law; 
      to identify the relationships between the institutional bodies competent in the healthcare sector; 
      to know about the national and territorial organization of the National Healthcare Service; 
      to understand the nature of the right to health as a liberty right (freedom of care, informed consent, TSO and DAT);
      to understand the nature of the right to health as a social right (universality, globality and free-of-charge care, LEA); 
      to know the notion of appropriateness of care; 
      to acquire and appropriately use the basic legal language. 
      

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course provides for 16 class-hours, during which the main theoretical notions of health law will be addressed and the most important legal acts and judgments (Italian Courts and Constitutional Court) will be analyzed. 
    
    Lectures are in presence. 
    
    The professor will comply with the indications of the Course of Study regarding the possibility of following the lessons online through TEAMS.  
    
    The professor will upload on Aulaweb the useful materials for lessons and for individual study (summary schemes, regulatory acts, documents, judgments). 
    

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The teaching program includes the study of the following topics: 
    
    Introduction to the Italian system of sources of law, also in relation to international and European Union law;
    the right to health and its protection according to the Constitution and other sources of health law;
    the Constitutional jurisprudence on the right to health; 
    compensation for damage to health (biological damage); 
    the regional organization of the National Health Service; 
    freedom of care and informed consent; 
    end of life and advanced declarations of treatment; 
    health as a financially conditioned social right and essential levels of care (LEA); 
    the appropriateness of health practices and trials.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    - R. Balduzzi, G. Carpani, Health Law Manual, Il Mulino Editore, 2013 Edition (last)
    - F. Castiello, V. Tenore (edited by), Manual of Health Law, Giuffrè Editore, II Edition
    - F. Giglioni, Handbook of Health Law, In Publishing Law, II Edition (2020).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ARIANNA PITINO (President)

    ELIANA BRIZZOLARA

    CRISTINA CUSATO

    ENRICO MAZZINO

    RITA VERBICARO

    DANIELA AMICIZIA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lectures of the a.y. 2022-23 will be held in the second semester.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is carried out orally with reference to all the topics that make up the course program. The exam takes place in the sessions indicated in the academic calendar, the relative dates are made known to students through Aulaweb. At least five days before each exam session, a specific registration must be made.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    First of all, the student will have to demonstrate the knowledge of the topics of the course, an adequate order in the presentation of it and competences in legal language. 

    A preferential assessment will be given to the following competences:

    • consistency and completeness of the responses;
    • ability to apply the information acquired to current events;
    • reference to the most relevant judgments and/or normative acts;
    • the capacity to express personal opinions, duly motivated and supported by the law. 

    Attendance and active participation at classes will also be considered.  

     

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    All students are invited to enroll in the course Aulaweb webpage.