The Health Science, Technology and Management course from Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa concerns the theme of health and equity which is probably the most important challenge of humanity in the coming decades, in the intertwining with social, clinical, economic, technological, legal, political issues, managerial and environmental ones that testify to the rapid change in the needs of the world population, in the sign of the principles dictated by the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and in compliance with the criteria of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
The topic is that of the organization of the functioning of health systems (HS), characterized by complexity, interdisciplinarity and dynamism, requiring technological innovation and management skills to guarantee sustainability and adequate levels of care for citizens in every country and for every age.
The TeAM PhD is a true crossroad at Sant’Anna, being participated by all Institutes (Biorobotics, DIRPOLIS, Life Sciences, Management, Economics, Mechanical Intelligence, TECIP) testifying the global effort of the Institution.
The challenges to be faced are numerous and among these the ability of the HS to continuously to be resilient in emergency health situations, as it is the case for the Covid-19 pandemic.
This course aims to provide an interdisciplinary background to the PhD student. Indeed, in addition to his/her academic background, this PhD introduces the student to other disciplines from both experimental and social sciences: medicine, engineering, economics, management, law. While the traditional PhDs focus on a single discipline, this PhD leads people to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
This aspect is distinctive for conducting research on the edge as well as for offering a competitive advantage to candidates aiming to reach high level job positions in real life settings.
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Programme StructureThis course aims to train researchers and professionals with an interdisciplinary background including:
- Medical reasoning;
- Health care management;
- Ethics, Technology and Care Relationship;
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enabling e-Health and Telemedicine;
- Civil Liability and Risk Management in Healthcare Systems;
- Population health data to inform decision making;
- Human Perception; from Ordinary to Mixed and Virtual Reality;
- Criminal issue;
- Surgical Robotics;
- Principles of behavioral science in healthcare management;
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesHealth Administration Health Sciences General Engineering & Technology View 5 other PhDs in Health Sciences in Italy
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Master Degree (M.Sc. or M.A.) or equivalent title
- Undergraduate students may also apply if they will graduate within 31st October
- Selection consists in the assessment of the qualifications submitted and an interview.
Qualifications consist of:
- CV and academic transcript of exams and career records,
- abstract of the M.Sc./M.A.Thesis
- a research project where the candidate is asked to briefly outline a research proposal for their PhD studies.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
All PhD positions are fully funded with scholarships.
Living costs for Pisa
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.