Healthcare System and Policies

Health Care Services Management
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP

Lecturer
- Jorge Manuel Marques Simões

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
The students should have an general overview of the healthcare system; know the past and current structures of the system; understand the articulation of the various componens of the system and be able to identify healthcare evalution methods and analyse healthcare action programs.

Program
1.HEALTHCARE SYSTEM:
The Portuguese Healthcare System Healthcare providers
Funding (sources and types)
Equity and efficiency
Territorial planning and the healthcare system
Basic Healthcare Law(SNS)
International Organisations
2.HEALTH POLICIES:
Healthcare and development
Healthcare services market
Assessment of health condition
Health programs

Evaluation Methodology
practical work

Bibliography
- FERREIRA, A. (1990). História da Saúde e dos Serviços de Saúde em Portugal. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
- SIMÕES, J. (2004). Retrato Político da Saúde. Coimbra: Almedina

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials focused on supervised team work.

Software used in class