153-0476/01 – Social and Health Policy (SaZP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Public EconomicsCredits6
Subject guarantorIng. Ivana Vaňková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Ivana Vaňková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAN075 Ing. Eva Kovářová, Ph.D.
ROS06 Ing. Ivana Vaňková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to understand the causes of social and health policy; explain the nature of inequality in society and the concepts of poverty; explain the nature and purpose of individual social security programs; explain the purpose of employment policy; orient themselves in the pay and pay scales; orient the system of benefits and services; construct the social security and health insurance; define the types and forms of health care and methods of financing them; clarify the role of health policy actors and others.

Teaching methods

Lectures
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Summary

The course is focused on acquiring knowledge and skills in social and health policy. In addition to the principles, mechanisms and models applied in social and health policy, space is devoted to the bases, objectives and tools of current concepts applied in the Czech Republic. The emphasis is on the economic dimension of social and health policy.

Compulsory literature:

KEIDING, Hans. Theoretical Health Economics. Singapore: World Scientific, 2018.ISBN 978-981-3227-81-1. SPICKER, Paul. Social Policy: Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. London: Policy Press, 2014. 384 p. ISBN 13: 9781447316107.

Recommended literature:

FOLLAND, Sherman, Allen C GOODMAN a Miron STANO. The Economics of Health and Health Care. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson, c2014. ISBN 978-1-292-02051-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Course credit. Examination.

E-learning

Studijní opory TpB: https://lms.vsb.cz/course/view.php?id=72604

Other requirements

Other requirements are not defined.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.The definition of social policy, its position in economy, functions, principles, subjects and tools. The relationship between social and economic policy. 2.The genesis of social policy on an international scale. The typology of the welfare state. The influence of international organizations and conventions for the development of social policy. Models of contemporary social policy. 3.The inequality in society, solidarity, equity and efficiency; poverty dimension; official poverty line; living and subsistence minimum in the Czech Republic. 4.The collective bargaining. The characteristics of collective bargaining. The collective bargaining in the Czech Republic. The process of concluding collective agreements. The collective dispute. The right to strike. 5.The social and wage policy. Basic aspects of wage policy in the Czech Republic. The wage policy in business and non-business sphere. The minimum Wage Institute in the Czech Republic. 6.The social and employment policy. The development of approaches to employment policy in the EU. The international dimension of the relationship between employee and employer in the labor market. The passive employment policy. 7.The social security in the Czech Republic. The right to social security and state protection. The social insurance. The state social support. The social help. 8.Social services in the system of social protection of the population. The definition of social services - types and forms of social services. The financing of social services. The medium-term plans for social services development. 9.The definition of health policy, functions, goals, principles, subjects. The definition of health, determinants of health. Forms and types of health care. The health care systems. 10.The medical law and its development in the Czech Republic. The ethics in Health Care. The development of the Health Care Legal Framework after 1989. The rights and obligations of patients in the health care system. The rights and obligations of providers. 11.The health status of the population and its development. Chronic diseases, birth defects, civilization diseases. The health support. The national health promotion concepts. 12.The organization and management of health services. The role of the Ministry of Health, Regions, Municipalities in the Health System. Activities of Regional Hygienic Stations, Health Institutes, Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic. The origin and development of WHO. 13.The financing of healthcare in the Czech Republic. Sources of Health Financing. Payers of public health insurance in the Czech Republic. The administration of public health insurance. Characteristics of Health Care Reimbursement Methods. 14. Reimbursement of health care in the Czech Republic according to the reimbursement decree for the given year. The system of remuneration of health workers in the Czech Republic.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  21
        Examination Examination 60  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Bez povinné účasti.

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