1665 The Right to Health and Structural Aspects of Health Systems

1665 The Right to Health and Structural Aspects of Health Systems

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Dalibor Stanimirović, PhD

1. Objectives and competences

This course attempts to define health and health care in the context of human rights theory and practice.
The aim of the course is to:

  • acquaint students with human right to health
  • acquaint students with the meaning and importance of health
  • acquaint students with the organization of health care
  • acquaint students with the knowledge of current problems in the field of health care.

Students should be able to generally understand:

  • difference between the right to health and the right to healthcare
  • social justice and its role in health care
  • Students should be able to critically analyse current situation in the health sector.

2. Content

  • Definition of health and right to health
  • Right to health, right to healthcare and basic health determinants
  • Social justice
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Contemporary issues in health: global perspective
  • Contemporary issues in health: Slovenian perspective

3. Readings

  • Tobin J., The Right to Health in International Law, Oxford University Press, 2012, str. 1-73, 121-173.
  • Powers M. and Faden R., Social Justice, The Moral Foundation of Public Health and Health Policy, Oxford University Press, 2006, str. 1-100.
  • OECD (2017), Health at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing.
  • https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/health-at-a-glance-2017_health_glance-2017-en#page1 
  • Albreht, T., Brinovec, R. P., Jošar, D., Poldrugovac, M., Kostnapfel, T., Zaletel, M., ... & Maresso, A. (2016). Health systems in transition. Health, 18(3).

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Students will learn the legal and wider social components of health, which will help him to understand healthcare regulation and meaning of right to health, as well as critical valuation of health conditions in different countries.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Project work and individual assignments 

6. Assessment

  • Case study (40%)
  • Writen/oral examination (60%)