03110 - Health Organisation (IM)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has the knowledge of the organizational context in which the physiotherapist works. He knows the most significant aspects of the main laws and regulations governing the health care system and the figure of the Italian physiotherapist. He knows the main concepts of the sociology of work according to the different theoretical approaches: the division of labor, employment, profession and expertise. He knows the impact of organizational change on the skills of the health care and the historical evolution of the health professions.

Course contents

Concept of health and disease

• The sociology of work: definition and field of study

• Definition of the profession and competence

• The division of labor

• Read the health organization: the example of the systemic analysis

• Functions and role of the physiotherapist in organizing health care: the professional and the law 42/99

• The reform in Italy: Legislative Decree 502/517

• The National Health Plan and the regional health plan

• The ministerial guidelines on rehabilitation

• The size of quality and the choice of indicators in rehabilitation

• The code of ethics


G. Cantwell, L. Galasso, L. Lamberti - "Occupation physiotherapist", UTET -

Sandro Spinsanti - "Management for the new health", EdiSES -

William Warrior - "Gestures of care", published by Medical Scientific

-law 833/1978 -

Legislative Decree 502/1992 and subsequent amendments -

Legislative Decree 229/1999

-DM 14 September 1994 n. 741 -

Law 26 February 1999 n. 42 -

Act 2000 No. 251 -

Law 1 February 2006 n. 43 -

code of ethics -

DM 10 February 1974 -

19 November 1990 n. 341 -

DM 24 July 1996 -

Decree of 3 November 1999 n. 509 -

Interministerial Decree April 2, 2001

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Verification of learning takes place through a 60-minute written test, containing 9 multiple choice questions (1 PT with correct question) relating to the main topics covered during classroom lessons and three open questions (max 7 PT per question) which will verify the competence acquired in the integration of these contents.

To take the exam, registration in the appropriate lists published on Alma Esami is required.

During the test it is not allowed to use any support material, such as handouts or notes.

To pass the exam of the integrated course and proceed to the verbalization of the same, the student must be sufficient in all the courses of the Integrated Course. The final mark will be given by the average of the marks reported in the individual modules of the Integrated Course.

Teaching tools

PC and video projector

Office hours

See the website of Elena Rossi