Health & European Law

  • European Master in Health Economics and Management
Course unit code
  • IHCM2LAW2102
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 2
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Frischhut Markus, LL.M.
  • Professor Santuari Alceste, Ph.D.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students shall be aware of the impacts of European Union law on public health, both on the level of negative integration (leading cases of the European Court of Justice in the context of the fundamental freedoms) and on the level of positive integration (sectoral policy of public health / cross-border healthcare).
    Students will also provided with specific understanding of PPPs and the role of social enterprises in the delivery of social and health care services.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • Fundamental freedoms (negative integration)
    Leading cases in the field of the free movement of goods (internet pharmacies etc)
    Leading cases in the field of the freedom of establishment (exclusion of non opticians / pharmacists; assessment of needs; permission to open new pharmacy etc)
    Leading cases in the field of the freedom of services (patient mobility: Cases Decker, Watts etc)

    Human Rights

    Sectoral policy public health

    Health in all Policies
    Fight against Tobacco
    Open method of coordination
    Cross-border health-care directive

    Please be aware that this course requires high level of proficiency in English language. All local students have passed an English language test with at least 90 TOEFL points (internet based) or comparable tests.
Recommended or required reading
  • Frischhut, M. (2013). Fundamentals of European Union law. Including Lisbon, the Croatian Accession and the new EUR-Lex (3rd ed.). Wien: Linde (Linde Praktiker Skriptum)
    Cases posted on Sakai
    Readings posted on Sakai

    Santuari, A (2012), Social care services and the role of social enterprises in Europe (uploaded on Sakai)

    (see also Course Book on Sakai)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English