Course syllabus SOZ - Organization of Healthcare Systems (FBE - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: SOZ
Course title in Czech: Organization of Healthcare Systems
Course title in English: Organization of Healthcare Systems
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: master continuing
Course type: optional
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Ing. Jitka Dušková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of this course is to appraise students of healthcare systems. Student has to understand the structure and function of healthcare system.
We describe four basic models of healthcare system (Semasek's, Beveridge's, Bismarck's and market model). Then we analyse healthcare system in the Czech Republic.
Course content:
1.Economics and healthcare (allowance 6/3)
Economic theory and system of healthcare (market of healthcare - externalities, imperfect competition, asymetric information; price regulation).
b.Managerial epidemiology and its application. Management of healthcare service.
c.Basic terminology of health, healthcare and funding of healthcare.

Healthcare system and health policy (allowance 10/5)
a.Definition of healthcare system (supply and demand). Elements of healthcare system (patient, providers, insurance companies and state) and their interaction.
Models of 4 basic healthcare systems (Semasek, Beveridge, Bismarck and market model).
Connections between responsibility for health, tax burden and models of funding.

Models of healthcare funding (allowance 6/3)
Analysis of three main models of funding healthcare.
System of payment of healthcare with public and private funds.
Special system of clasification - DRG (Diagnosis Related Group).
Analysis and comparison of the role of healthcare system elements in different funding models.

Healthcare economy (allowance 4/2)
Other human activities connected with health.
The role of healthcare service in improving health.

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture28 h
14 h
preparation for exam
55 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
preparation for regular testing
33 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Student has to pass an exam. Full-time students have to acquire a credit before passing the examination.
Student must acquire at least 30 points from 50. There is one way points should be acquired: midterm test (max 38 p.). There is one opportunity to repair credit - repetition of midterm test.
Midterm test is composed of test and open questions.
There is voluntary essay (12 points). Evaluated is written paper (6 points) and presentation of the paper (6 points).

The exam consists of two parts - written and oral. Student can acquire 30 points from written part in maximum. He/she needs at least 18 points. Points acquired in written part (for full-time student plus points obtained by credit) are reflected in the final evaluation. At the oral examination the student answers one question (one more when first isn't satisfactorily answered).
If student doesn't acquire minimal needed points at written part or if he/she doesn't satisfactorily answer questions at oral part, he/she must repeat the exam. There is first and second resit.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Total0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
ETIENNE, C. Health systems financing: the path to universal coverage (World Health Report 2010).  [online]. 2010. URL:
GLADKIJ, I. et al. Management ve zdravotnictví. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2003. 380 p. ISBN 80-7226-996-8.

DURDISOVÁ, J. Ekonomika zdraví. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická, 2005. 228 p. ISBN 80-245-0998-9.
JANEČKOVÁ, H. -- HNILICOVÁ, H. Úvod do veřejného zdravotnictví. 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2009. 294 p. ISBN 978-80-7367-592-9.
ZLÁMAL, J. -- BELLOVÁ, J. Ekonomika zdravotnictví. 2nd ed. Brno: Národní centrum ošetřovatelství a nelékařských zdravotnických oborů, 2013. 249 p. ISBN 978-80-7013-551-8.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014 (and older)
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Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 02/06/2020.

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