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Ano Letivo: 2013/14

Bachelor's Degree in Gestão e Administração de Serviços de Saúde

Introduction to Public Healthcare

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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

- António Manuel Alves Cúrdia

Not applicable.

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
- Healthcare and its determining factors
- Research in public healthcare.

Evaluation Methodology
Ongoing assessment:
-Class attendance (10%)
-Written essay (40%)
-Test (50%) and minimum mark of 8/20

The minimum average mark of 10/20 exempts students from taking the final exam.

- Imperatori, E. (1999). Mais de 1001 conceitos para melhorar a qualidade dos Serviços de Saúde:Glossário. Lisboa: Edinova
- Ferreira, G. (1990). Moderna Saúde Pública. Lisboa: Calouste Gulbenkian
- Saúde Pública, C. (0). Saúde Pública na União Europeia. Acedido em 5 de julho de 2012 em http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/index_pt.htm
- Portal, S. (0). Saúde Pública. Acedido em 5 de julho de 2012 em http://www.saudepublica.web.pt/

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

Software used in class




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