MSc in Health Management

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleHEALTH SYSTEMS AND EVALUATION OF HEALTH SYSTEMS, SERVICES AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS
Course Unit CodeMHM521
Course Unit DetailsMSc Health Management (Required Courses) - PhD Health Management (Postgraduate level Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated10
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. They have developed their knowledge of health policy in order to be able to evaluate specific choices from a broader political, economic and social environment.
  2. Distinguish the main categories of health systems in the developed world.
  3. Identify common trends and common problems that health systems developed countries face.
  4. Analyze the social relations of power and authority and how impact in advancing reforms in the health system.
  5. Understand the complexity and the key components of the health system.
  6. They approach critically the key features of health systems, both from the perspective of the public and the free market.
  7. Understand and analyze the importance of the evaluation of health services.
  8. Describe the steps in the field of health and recognize national-international assessment tools.
  9. Know the technical methodology to develop an effective evaluation model to health services.
  10. Develop knowledge and skills in the design and implementation of specific assessment tools of health services.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents-  Knowledge of the ways in which culture, socio-economic background, behavior, health and illness are interconnected
-  To help students understand the basic concepts of health and health services.
-  To equip students with the ability of critical and interdisciplinary analysis of individual functions of health systems.
-   An understanding of the main positions and perceptions about the role of modern health systems and the environment.
-  Deepening procedures benchmarking individual health systems.
-  Analysis of problems facing health systems, particularly the Greek National Health System Greek / Cyprus (Ge.S.Y.).
-  Understanding the concepts of efficiency and effectiveness of health services and the corresponding indicators
-  The development of appropriate knowledge and skills for the creation, development and management tools for evaluation of health services.
-  Deepening joint assessment methodologies using innovative assessment tools at both national and international level.
Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • Σισσούρας Α. Τα μετέωρα βήματα του ΕΣΥ. Κεφ.11: Το κοινωνικό Περιβάλλον: Στήριξη από πολίτες και Κοινωνικούς Συλλογικούς Φορείς . σελ. 257-270. Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη, 2012.
  • Λιαρόπουλος Λ. Διεθνή Συστήματα Υγείας.. Κεφ.2: Οι βασικές έννοιες για τη μελέτη των Συστημάτων Υγείας. Σελ 13-24, Εκδόσεις Βήτα, 2010.
  • Οικονόμου Ν.Α., Τούντας Γ. (2007), Αξιολόγηση υπηρεσιών και συστημάτων υγείας, Κέντρο Μελετών Υπηρεσιών Υγείας, Εργαστήριο Υγιεινής και Επιδημιολογίας, Ιατρική Σχολή, Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αρχεία Ελλ. Ιατρικής, 24. (1): 7- 21.
References
  • Υφαντόπουλος Γ. Τα Οικονομικά της Υγείας. Κεφάλαιο 2: Η υγεία και η Ευρωπαϊκή ατζέντα για την πολιτική υγείας. Εκδόσεις τυπωθήτω, 2006.
  • Γ. Τούντας ,Υπηρεσίες Υγείας , Οδυσσέας/ Νέα Υγεία, 2008 Κεφ. Τι είναι υγεία, σελ . 22-27.
  • Bodenheimer Th., Grumbach K. Κατανοώντας την Πολιτική Υγείας. Μια κλινική προσέγγιση. Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, 2010.
  • Σουλιώτης Κ., Χρυσάκης Μ. Πολιτική και Οικονομία της Υγείας. Κεφάλαιο 2: Οικονομικές και Κοινωνικές Ανισότητες στην υγεία και στις υπηρεσίες υγείας. Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, Αθήνα 2006
  • Διεθνή Συστήματα Υγείας . Λ. Λιαρόπουλος. Κεφ.2: Οι βασικές έννοιες για τη μελέτη των Συστημάτων Υγείας. Σελ 13-24.
  • Κυριόπουλος, Λιονής, Σουλιώτης, Τσάκος, (2003). Η ποιότητα στις υπηρεσίες υγείας, Εκδόσεις Θεμέλιο, 2003.
  • Athanassopoulos, A.D., Gounaris, C., &Sissouras, A. (1999). A descriptive assessment of the cost and production efficiency of the general hospitals in Greece. Health Care Management Sciences, 2, 97‐106.
  • Zavras A, Tsakos G, Economou C, Kyriopoulos J. (2002), Using DEA to evaluate efficiency and formulate policy within a Greek national primary health care network. J Med Syst 2002, 26:285−292.
  • Economou, N.A., Tountas, Y., & Niakas, D. (2007), Greek studies of economic evaluation and efficiency in health care. Archives of Hellenic Medicine, 24 (1), 48‐57 Efron, B. (1979). Bootstrap Methods: Another Look at the Jackknife. TheAnnals of Statistics,7 (1), 1–26.
  • Kωσταγιόλας Π., Καιτελίδου Δ., Χατζοπούλου Μ., (2008), επιμέλεια Λιαρόπουλος Λ., Βελτιώνοντας την ποιότητα στις υπηρεσίες υγείας. εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, Κεφάλαιο 5: H αξιολόγηση της λειτουργίας του συστήματος υγείας και ο ρόλος των βραβείων ποιότητας.
  • Groene O, Klazinga N, Kazandjian V, Lombrail P, Bartels P, (2008), "The World Health Organization Performance Assessment Tool for Quality Improvement in Hospitals (PATH): An Analysis of the Pilot Implementation in 37 Hospitals", International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2008, Volume 20, Number 3: pp. 155 –161.
  • Corriol C, Daucourt V, Grenier C, Minvielle C, (2008) "How to limit the burden of date collection for Quality Indicators based on medical records? The COMPAQH BMCHealthServRes.2008;8: 215.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The teaching of thetheoretical part includes lectures, case-studies, and work groups to betterunderstand the theoretical units regarding health systems and evaluation ofhealth systems, services and public health programs. A whiteboard, power point,pictures, case-studies and work groups are used to assist teaching, in order toachieve the better understanding and comprehension of theory.

Assessment methods and criteria
Assignments40%
Final Exam60%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO