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Course description
  EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2021-22

This subject aims to enable the student to distinguish the fundamentals of health management and to know the systems of measurement of health production, learning to interpret the health service indicators, as well as to apply the techniques for improving the quality of care by developing the individual capacity to the design of action plans at work in the health services.
The aim is to promote a positive -proactive- attitude towards the clinical safety of the patient, knowing how to identify, assess and prevent health care risks and assess in terms of Efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency the decision-making in care activities, as well as using the effectiveness measures in clinical and health management: indicators and practice profiles.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Que los estudiantes adquieran la capacidad para aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos a la resolución de los problemas y necesidades de salud de la población.
  • CG2 : Que los estudiante adquieran la capacidad de búsqueda documental, análisis y síntesis de la información, y redacción de los informes necesarios para el ejercicio de las funciones de Salud Pública.
  • CG3 : Que los estudiantes adquieran la habilidad para el desarrollo y mantenimiento de aprendizaje autónomo y formación continua.
  • CG4 : Que los estudiantes posean la capacidad para trabajar en equipo y con la población en la resolución de problemas de salud de la comunidad.
  • CG5 : Que los estudiantes sepan para formular una hipótesis, diseñar y desarrollar un proyecto de investigación en Salud Pública.
  • CG6 : Que los estudiantes posean la habilidad comunicar de forma oral como escrita las conclusiones a públicos especializados y no especializados.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE14 : Analizar los datos de estudios poblacionales en salud pública.
  • CE3 : Aplicar los fundamentos de los métodos estadísticos, epidemiológicos y cualitativos aplicados a problemas y necesidades de salud.
  • CE7 : Planificar un estudio aplicando los fundamentos y métodos de la investigación en Salud Pública.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

   Define the fundamental concepts of public health and evidence-based healthcare
• Recognize the limitations of health information and be able to judge the validity of the literature
• Critically analyze the evidence and use the information for health decision making
• Know the current state of healthcare research.
• Evidence, specifically, the current situation of rights and duties of the patient
• Know and know how to use the main documentary sources on healthcare quality
• Train for the design of evaluation studies and improvement of healthcare quality
• Identify key issues in the evaluation and improvement of healthcare quality.
• Apply knowledge of economic evaluation, in particular those related to effectiveness and efficiency to a public health or healthcare activity.
• Evidence and management of uncertainty in healthcare performance: clinical variability.

 

 

General

Code: 12358
Lecturer responsible:
DAVO BLANES, MARIA DEL CARMEN
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 2,40
Practical credits: 0,00
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: COMMUNITY NURSING, PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
    Area: PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
    Theoretical credits: 0,4
    Practical credits: 0
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.
  • Dept: UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
    Area: UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ DE ELCHE
    Theoretical credits: 2
    Practical credits: 0

Study programmes where this course is taught