85372 - Public and Private Action for the Development of Services

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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 Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student knows the processes of public policies in health, sports and sport tourism, including models where there is competition from the private sector; the student knows the rules in order to the construction and management of sports and wellness facilities, facilities, also with reference to the issue of responsibility.

Course contents

Prof. De Pamphilis (Module 1)

Nowadays, no business can be started without evaluating the costs of liability, especially when the business deals with the well-being and health of the person. In fact, civil liability rules are a useful tool not only to resolve disputes between individuals, but also to share the costs of accidents, which are inevitable in every human activity. In this second year course, recalling the basic notions acquired with regard to the fundamental institutions of private law, the course – with a specific focus on civil liability rules in the European and the U.S. context – will cover in depth the issues of greatest impact on the activity of implementation and management of services for the care of health and wellness, such as:

  • Data processing, privacy and the right to be forgotten
  • Consumer contracts and consumer protection
  • Medical malpractice and liability
  • Product liability in converging legal systems
  • Sport liability
  • Private law in knowledge society and artificial intelligence


Prof. De Pamphilis (Module 1)

During the lessons period, the professor will put at the students' disposal (through the University's online applications) the teaching materials regarding each specific topic, which can be used for the exam preparation also by non-attending students. Moreover - if requested by the student - the teacher will provide further useful material, to better understand or deepen the topics of the course.

Teaching methods

Prof. De Pamphilis (Module 1)

The course is developed through classroom lectures, supported using slides, multimedia content, and teaching materials. Active participation of attending students is encouraged, also through a casuistic approach aimed at analysing practical problems emerging in case law.

Assessment methods

Prof. De Pamphilis (Module 1)

At the end of the lesson period, students can take the final exam, through an interview. Attending students can also agree with the professor to carry out extracurricular activities, such as essays and research on topics or cases, which will be considered for the purposes of the final evaluation.

In any case, for the purposes of evaluation, there will be no discrimination (regarding the program or the evaluation criteria) between attending students and non-attending students.

Teaching tools

Prof. De Pamphilis(Module 1)

Lessons will be accompanied by slides projection, multimedia content and teaching materials.

Office hours

See the website of Matteo De Pamphilis

See the website of Gary Louis Pietrantonio