Introduction to Public Healthcare


Health Care Services Management, Publication in the Diário da República - RCC 21/12/2010 [DR. 4926/2011 21.03.2011]

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP


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On completion of the module the students should
-know the historical developmentS of the key public healthcare concepts and practices in Portugal and in Europe.
- be familiar with the current Portuguese healthcare system.
- be aware of the significance of promoting public healthcare in Portugal

- Health and Public Health -concepts and definitions.
- A historical overview of healthcare systems
- Healthcare policies and systems
- Planning and evaluation - a milestone in healthcare administration
- The National Healthcare Plan 2011/2016
- He

Evaluation Methodology
practical work

- Ferreira, G. (1990). Moderna Saúde Pública. Lisboa: Calouste Gulbenkian
- Imperatori, E. (1999). Mais de 1001 conceitos para melhorar a qualidade dos Serviços de Saúde:Glossário. Lisboa: Edinova
- Portal, S. (0). Saúde Pública. Acedido em 5 de julho de 2012 em
- Saúde Pública, C. (0). Saúde Pública na União Europeia. Acedido em 5 de julho de 2012 em

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical classes supported by classroom debate and case study analysis. Student-centred activities.

Software used in class