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

Good health and well-being Quality education Climate Action

Academic Year 2019/2020

Course contents

Introduction: Italian constitution – principles – Right to health.

National health service.

National agencies.

European Union level: principles – Treaty on European Union and Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

European Union agencies.

Relates topic: health – food; health – environment.

Last lectures will be dedicated to the student presentations.



OECD/EU (2018), Health at a Glance: Europe 2018: State of Health in the EU Cycle, OECD Publishing, Paris. https://doi.org/10.1787/health_glance_eur-2018-en

State of health in the EU Companion report 2017

OECD/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2017), Italy: Country Health Profile 2017, State of Health in the EU, OECD Publishing, Paris/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264283428-en

European Environment Agency, EEA Air Quality in Europe – 2018 Report; https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/air-quality-in-europe-2018


Khedkar, S., Ciliberti, S., & Bröring, S. (2016). The EU health claims regulation: Implications for innovation in the EU food sector. British Food Journal, 118(11), 2647-2665. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-01-2016-0021

Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen; Urban and transport planning, environmental exposures and health-new concepts, methods and tools to improve health in cities; Environmental Health, 2016, 15 (Suppl 1) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-016-0108-1

Wysokinska, Z. (2016). The "new" environmental policy of the european union: A path to development of a circular economy and mitigation of the negative effects of climate change. Comparative Economic Research, 19(2), 57-73. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/cer-2016-0013

Teaching methods

The course will be taught using a wide variety of formats, including lectures, seminars, classroom discussions, and students presentations.

Assessment methods

Oral Exam

The final grade will be based upon:

40% written paper – presentation

40% final exam

20% class participation

Teaching tools

Power point presentations.

Office hours

See the website of Beatrice Bertarini