Study in Estonia – Health Care Technology Course
|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science in Engineering)|
Health care delivery is changing rapidly. Digital technologies are having an enormous impact on individual health and society’s well-being. New innovations are needed to solve the future challenges of health care delivery.
Health Care Technology master’s programme gives you the skills and interdisciplinary knowledge to implement new technologies in health care and provides practical examples of health care innovation and digitalization.
You get skills and knowledge for implementing new innovative technologies in health care
The studies include best practices of e-health implementation from Estonia and abroad and provide you the relevant change management skills to contribute to health care systems’ improvement.
There are many great examples, where digital and e-health services operate well and bring value. For example, the Estonian digital prescribing system provides seamless prescription management to the whole population and the country-wide EHR connects 100% of all health care providers for efficient patient data sharing. There are also growing digital health start-ups, of which a number have been founded by previous students of Health Care Technology master’s programme.
Experience and examples of countrywide e-Health implementation in Estonia
There are a lot of possibilities for better use of new technologies in health care. Human society is only doing its first steps in implementation of digital technologies and AI in health care. Secondary data use is at a low level and new services for better personalization, prevention and earlier detection of diseases are needed fast.
This is the reason why this curriculum exists. You will be the one to help to change healthcare! You will acquire the knowledge about health systems, managing change and digitalizing health care for better value. You might co-found new digital health start-up, continue to do a PhD, start working as a hospital Chief Innovation Officer or start leading a nationwide health-tech cluster. These are a few examples of what are alumni are doing.
Health Care Technology master’s programme gives you skills and interdisciplinary knowledge to implement new technologies in health care and provides practical examples of innovation and digitalisation. The studies include best practices of e-health implementation from Estonia and abroad. With newly acquired change management skills, graduates will contribute to the improvement of health care systems.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
General Studies (18 ECTS)
Basic Studies (24 ECTS)
Special studies, including internship of 6 ECTS (31 ECTS)
Free choice courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)
You might start leading digitalization in your health care company, co-found a new digital health start-up, continue to do a PhD, start working as a hospital Chief Innovation Officer or start leading a nationwide health-tech cluster. These are a few examples of what our alumni are doing.
Our alumni are also working in large IT-companies developing applications and systems in health care or in government and research institutions, drafting innovation-promoting regulations, doing data-science or evaluating health-IT solutions.
Most of the jobs are involved in changing the current processes of health care and digitalizing health care delivery for improved quality, access and efficiency. This shows the need for innovation and new technologies in health care.