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Health care

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Interuniversity programme with Università degli studi di Parma

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

The course is managed by the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences


The Degree Programme in Health Care Assistance, born out of the collaboration between the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the University of Parma, prepares and qualifies graduates for the profession of Health Care Assistant, the professional in charge of disease prevention and health promotion and education in all phases of a person's life. The activity is addressed to individuals, the family, the school and the community and is carried out by identifying people's health needs, health determinants and risk factors, and the priorities for preventive, educational and remedial intervention, to be activated in the various contexts also with the use of specific techniques and tools.

Programme contents

During the training students acquire knowledge of a clinical-etiological nature, of public health, preventive medicine and health education, in the psycho-pedagogical and communicative fields useful for developing the skills, including behavioural skills, to implement effective preventive and educational interventions for the resolution of health problems. The training programme is made of theoretical teaching activities (lectures, seminars, work in small groups), and professionalising activities organised in workshops and internships to be carried out in various healthcare facilities in the area, under the supervision of tutors, in order to acquire full mastery of all the necessary professional skills and their immediate employability in the working environment.

Job opportunities

At the end of the training programme, students obtain the title of health care assistant, thus becoming the health care professional responsible for the protection and promotion of the health of individuals of all ages and conditions. At the end of their training, health care assistants can work in various services of public or private health and social care facilities, employed or as freelance professionals. The Bachelor's Degree Programme in Health Care gives access to a Master's Degree in the Health Care Professions of Prevention or to Advanced Master Programmes (1st level).

More information

Course Director:
Prof.ssa Elena Righi
tel. 059 205 5480
Tutoring delegate:
Dott.ssa Arianna Notarnicola