78826 - Public Law

Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Docente: Federico Laus
  • Credits: 3
  • SSD: IUS/09
  • Language: Italian
  • Moduli: Federico Laus (Modulo 1) Federico Laus (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Health Professions of Prevention Sciences (cod. 8878)

Learning outcomes

The student learns the principles of the constitutional organisation of the state, public administration, jurisdiction in general, the institutions of public law

Course contents

Principles and fundamental features of the national legal system.

The sources of law.

The organisation of the State.

Public administration and the administrative procedure.

Health protection.


R.Bin, D.Donati, G.Pitruzzella, Lineamenti di diritto pubblico per i servizi sociali, Giappichelli, 2021,limited to chapters I, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII (except paragraph 6), IX, X.

Teaching methods

Lectures, combined with moments of dialogue and debate with students on topics in which they have shown particular interest.

Assessment methods

The lectures will be held in the first semester and, therefore, those who obtain a certificate of attendance will be able to sit the exam from the following January/February.

The exam will consist of an oral interview.

The oral test will focus on topics related to those indicated in the "Programme and Contents" section.

The assessment of the test will be carried out taking into consideration

- the knowledge of the institutional profiles

- the ability to analyse jurisprudential and doctrinal orientations;

- the ability to make connections between the different parts of the programme;

- the ability to develop critical arguments;

- the articulation of the exposition;

- the accuracy of the exposition.

The verification of the expected knowledge takes place on the occasion of the examination, aimed at assessing the attainment of the training objectives envisaged. The examination consists of an interview with the lecturer and the chair's collaborators on the topics covered by the course programme.

The assessment will take into account knowledge of institutional profiles, the ability to analyse doctrinal and jurisprudential orientations, to make connections between the various parts of the programme and to develop critical arguments, as well as clarity of exposition.

By way of simplification, the awarding of the final grade will be based on the following criteria:

Sufficient or slightly more than sufficient preparation on the topics covered, poor critical ability, difficulty in using technical-legal language → 18-21;

Fair or rather good preparation on the topics addressed, fair critical ability, good use of technical-legal language → 22-25;

Good or more than good preparation on the topics addressed, good critical ability, mastery of technical-legal language → 26-29

Substantially comprehensive preparation on the topics addressed, very good critical ability, full command of technical-legal language → 30-30L.


The thesis is assigned following a formal request by the student (to this end, sending an email to the lecturer is sufficient) and subsequent interview.

The thesis is assigned, as a rule, on the basis of the chronological criterion, in compliance with the maximum limit set by the Chair, also noting maturity and attendance of the Course and the convinced expression of interest in the specific Subject.

A copy of the thesis must be delivered to the lecturer at least one month before the relative discussion.

Teaching tools

Students who, for reasons dependent on disabilities or specific learning disorders (DSA), require compensatory tools may inform the teacher of their needs so that they can be referred to the contact persons and agree on the adoption of the most appropriate measures.

Office hours

See the website of Federico Laus


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.