WELLBEING TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (WTA)
COURSE 096050, CFU: 5 – ING-INF/06
Teaching Language: English
Coordinator/Main Instructor: Professor Rodolfo A. Fiorini, PhD, E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, Office Hours for Students: To be arranged by E-mail, Telephone: 02-2399-3350
Learning Outcomes: 1- To achieve a better understanding of reference concepts and operative tools needed to evaluate biological-medical-organizational problems reliably, in private and public healthcare enterprises, and to assess related competitive solutions. 2- To develop an evolutive vision on biomedical science and technology committed to wellbeing and human health promotion, conservation, causation and regeneration. 3- To focus on reliable assessment tools for HRO committed to wellbeing, wellness and healthcare business.
Course Contents: Selected topics and evaluation methodologies for the optimization of the extended value chain structured assessment of Diagnosis-Therapy Clinical Process (EDTCP) lifecycle and Health Technologies in private and public Healthcare Organizations. We look into various traditional and holistic theories as tools for analyzing and understanding health promotion, conservation, causation and regeneration. We begin to identify issues and questions of importance to the field and to us personally and professionally, such as health education for the "whole person;" shifting from a disease-focused to a health-focused health paradigm; wellbeing, wellness and the salutogenic approach to health promotion; self-care; and spirituality and health.
Course Main Topics:
1) MACROSCALE AND MICROSCALE FUNDAMENTAL RECAPS:Biological Modelling Relationship. Cellular Processes. Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing. Risk Prevention. Health Promotion. Balancing Risk Prevention and Health Promotion. From HTA to WTA. Ontological Uncertainty. A Transdisciplinary Framework for Life.
2) EXTENDED DIAGNOSIS-THERAPY CLINICAL PROCESS CYCLE (EDTCP): EDTCP Cycle Reference Model. Decision under Incomplete Knowledge. Human Reliability in Medicine and Healthcare. EDTCP Cycle Strategic Role. System Critical Path. Value Creation and Multiplication. Systemic Creativity Tools. Computer Aided Creativity. Elementary Pragmatic Model, EPM.
3) HEALTH, WELLNESS & WELLBEING TECHNOLOGIES: from Clinical to Molecular Medicine. Technology Evolution. Organizational Evolution. Structure Evolution. Technology Standards. Organizational Standards. Structure Standards.
Bibliography/Reading Material: 1) Fiorini A.R., Sanita 5.0 - La Visione Evolutiva Parte A: Visione Multiscala, Editore: CUSL, Anno edizione: 2010, 2)
Fiorini A.R., Strumentazione Biomedica: Sistemi di Supporto Attivo, Editore: CUSL, Anno edizione: 2002, 3) De Giacomo, P., Mente e Creativita', Editore: Franco Angeli, Anno edizione: 1999, 4)
Antonovsky, Aaron, The salutogenic model as a theory to guide health promotion. Health Promotion International, Vol.11, No.1, 11-18. (8s), 1996, 5)
Further reading material in English will be distributed to participants.
Requirements: Because of the intensive nature of the course, students are expected to attend FULLY all the days and hours of the course and to participate actively in group discussions and exercises.
Final Assignment: Students have a choice from standard examination procedure (written test + final oral examination, usually the same day) or written paper and class presentation.
Course Evaluation: No midterm evaluation.Final grades will be based on: 1. Active class partecipation: 30%, 2. Written paper and class presentation: 70%
Rodolfo A. Fiorini