Training Directors, 24 universities bring Alta Scuola Spes to life
To train managers who are able to allow public health to meet the challenge posed by structural change of the population and the ability to make the most of the opportunities that come from scientific and technological progress. This is the goal by which 24 Italian universities decided to accumulate their wealth of knowledge and experience, and to give life to the High School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Born out of a need that has been felt by a group of university professors for several years, its realization was coordinated by the University of Milan-Bicocca. It will be called SPES, with reference to the English language definition of the Advanced School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, which wants to emphasize the initiative’s international profession. “By combining skills, we will be able to adequately address the cultural, scientific and educational challenges posed by the country,” explains Professor Giovanni Curao, Professor of Medical Statistics at the University of Milan-Bicocca and President of the newly established Alta Scuola. The project is ambitious: to train managers who are able to place the needs of the citizen, and not just as a patient, in a public health intervention center; Equip them with rigorous tools and methodologies that allow them, by assessing the safety, effectiveness and sustainability of their business, to participate in an effective continuous quality improvement process; Preparing them to face the coming emergency situations with appropriate scientific tools and methodologies. To ensure all this, the aim is to promote, organize and offer a postgraduate training offer with master’s and doctorate research in the field of public health specialties. “To achieve these goals, it is necessary to align the training experiences with the scientific skills of our universities. But we also need to include, engage, and collect the contributions of the exceptional talent of our country. We want to direct these resources towards a high-level, functional training project to meet the country’s needs. This – Corao concludes – is the challenge the high school intends to face. ” Participating universities: University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, University of L’Aquila, University of Insubria, University of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro”, University of Brescia, University of Catania, University of Ferrara, University of Florence, University of Genoa, University of Milan, University of Milan Bicocca, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia University of Padua, University of Pavia, University of Rome La Sapienza, University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of Sassari, University of Siena, University of Turin, University of Udine, University “Gabriele D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, University of “Magna Graecia” in Catanzaro, University Pisa, Polytechnic University of Marche.