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CODE 67071
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:



The course aims to provide students with the basic elements useful for understanding the functioning of the organization of companies and other social institutions.

Deepen the knowledge relating to biomaterials in all their aspects, to braces for all ages in relation to the biomechanical approach and the procedures with which the orthopedic technician applies, measures and tests the brace on the patient. Acquire notions on the organization of the orthopedic techniques company.

Il corso mira ai seguenti obiettivi:

  1. fornire criteri e strumenti di progettazione organizzativa applicabili a livello delle Aziende che operano all’interno del Servizio Sanitario Nazionale;
  2. offrire un costante collegamento tra leggi e vincoli di natura economica ed economico-aziendale e strumenti capaci di garantire un contributo stabile ed efficace da parte dei vari partecipanti all´organizzazione con l’ausilio di opportune esemplificazioni in ambito sanitario. Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di conoscerevalutare criticamentedistingueredescrivere analiticamente spiegare il funzionamento dell'organizzazione di un'azienda attraverso le metodologie di analisi dei processi organizzativi e gestionali acquisite.


The course is held in the first semester through lectures that will make use of slide projections available on Aulaweb and discussions on in-depth topics.


1. The company system. The object of the company organization
Definitions: organization, firm, enterprise, system. Corporate balance. The possible legal forms of enterprise. The fundamental variables: organizational structure, organizational power, operational mechanisms. Organizational models and corporate resources (human, technical, financial).
2. The companies of the National Health Service
The organizations in the SSN. The division of competencies. Corporateisation in public health: regulatory references, purposes, tools. Corporate development, competition, cooperation. The managerial autonomy of companies. The structure and bodies of the health authorities. The departmental model.
3. The organizational structure
The various types of organization (unitary hierarchical, functional, divisional, matrix, project). Staff functions and line functions. The principle of hierarchy. The division of labour. Choosing the best structure. Organizational responses in the new environmental context.
4. Organizational power
Definition of power. The legitimacy of power. Power in productive organizations. Role of manager and executive. Management styles (authoritarian, participatory). Authority and leadership.
5. operational mechanisms
Coordination and integration mechanisms. Vision, mission, planning, programming. The management of organizational conflicts. Process organization. Management and development of human resources. Evaluation mechanisms. Motivation mechanisms. Reward and sanction mechanisms. Control mechanisms.
6. The organizational culture. The relationship with the environment.
The "soft" approach to organizations. Organizations and the environment.
7. The characteristics of modern productive organization.
Total quality strategies. The Toyota model.


- G. Costa, P. Gubitta, Corporate organization: markets, hierarchies and conventions, McGraw-Hill, Milan, 2008, Second Edition.
- F. Isotta, Company organization. Design theories, models and techniques, Cedam 2004.
- H. Tosi, M. Pilati, Organizational behavior, Milan, EGEA, 2008, Third Edition, February 2017.
- P. Mckenna, D. Maister, First among equals: how to manage a group of professionals, The Free Press, NY, 2002.
- H. Vogel, Entertainment Industry Economics, chapters I, III, IV and V, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- M. F. Drummond et al., Methods for the economic evaluation of health programs, Editore Il pensiero scientific, 2010.



The course is held in the first academic semester.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy



The exam takes place in the exam sessions indicated in the academic calendar, the relative dates are made known to the students through Aulaweb. At least five days before each exam session, it is necessary to register.
The exam is carried out in written form, with multiple choice questions in the classroom and one or more open questions relating to all the topics that make up the program of the course.
For the first part of the exam (quiz) 20 points are awarded, for the second part (open question/s) 10 points, honors awarded in case of achievement of a score of 30/30 in the first two parts of the exam exam and with a very exhaustive and in-depth answer to the open question(s)


The proposed questions are developed with the aim of evaluating the learning of basic knowledge relating to the topics addressed in the classroom, also verifying the ability to elaborate and re-elaborate specific topics proposed and discussed during the course of the lessons and Case Studies and/or additional readings covered during the course.


During the Course the Teacher will indicate the supports and any additional teaching aids useful for deepening the contents covered which will be simultaneously made available on Aulaweb.