Health policies in the European Union

Course Code: PMS 206 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work - Masters • Field of study: Design and management of social and health services
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Seminar tutor: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

To know the main health policies in the European Union
To identify in the daily activity the effects of health policies
Propose measures to streamline health policies

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Getting started
Health policies as public policies
Tobacco consumption policies
Alcohol policies
Food and nutrition policies
Fertility and birth policies
Child health policies
Infectious disease policies
Hypertension policies
Cancer policies
Mental health policies
Health policies related to road accidents
Health policies related to air pollution

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, examples

Learning outcomes:

Defining and deepening the concepts, methodologies and procedures specific to development programs, strategies and policies
Development and application of criteria and methods for evaluating programs, strategies and policies in the field of social and health services
Development of programs / strategies / development policies in the field of social and health services

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam

Recommended reading:

Butiu Călina, Politici de sănătate în Uniunea Europeană – Note de curs, UAB, Alba Iulia, 2018, 200.
Dobos Cristina, Finanţarea sistemelor de sănătate, Calitatea Vietii, Bucuresti, 2008, 265.
Speakman, Elizabeth M. Burris, Scott Coker, Richard, Pandemic legislation in the European Union: Fit for purpose? The need for a systematic comparison of national laws”,, Health Policy, London, 2017, 225.