Basics of e-Health
The course provides knowledge about electronic data reflecting human health in the health care system. Gives overview of electronic health care services and creates an understanding of the structure of health data and application limits of e-Services in health care. Gives an overview of digital and analogue processes in health care. Introduces different international e-Health experiences.
Evaluation and Financing in Healthcare
To provide an overview of the methods of financing, remuneration and reimbursement in healthcare in connection with evaluation. The course will explore the different evaluation methods that are relevant in the design of health information technologies. The course will help students to design, plan, and conduct independent evaluations of health care technologies. The course also provides practical abilities of economic evaluation methods in health care, and how economic evaluation can be applied to the health care sector to make informed decisions.
Healthcare Data Systems and Analysis
Healthcare data systems and analysis course goal is to introduce students to different data systems used in Estonian healthcare organisations (including central registries and integrations systems) and hospitals. How are the data systems created, what is their purpose, how the systems are integrated, and do they satisfy the end user. Also the different hospital and other healthcare data systems structure, user interface and to see the pros and cons of different data systems.
Medical Law and Ethics
The course gives students depth knowledge of the medical law and ethics. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of other areas of law related to medical law and ethical issues in medicine. Students are given the opportunity to understand and critically evaluate ethical questions in medicine.
Medical Imaging and Signals
To give students knowledge about physical and chemical bio-signals and their registration. To introduce signal registration and analysis processing methods and equipment. Giving overview of imaging methods in health care. To teach different steps of data flow starting from the registration of bio-signals to presentation of image in user understandable mode.;Practical introduction to different imaging and signal processing methods in health care institutions. Introduction to basic models of image, graphs and image series filing, saving and presentation systems in health care. To introduce the use of different signal and image processing methods from the point of view of the clinical question or examined organ system. Also to give overview of the contraindications of the use of diagnostic methods in medicine.
Servicing and change management at health care enterprise
A student having successfully completed the studies has got a systematic overview of the functioning of the health care system on all management levels (quality, strategic, financial and human resource management), and of the objectives of health care marketing and demand. A student is able to apply one’s knowledge and skills to practical work. The course gives students a practical understanding of the different workflow management methods in a healthcare organization. A comprehensive overview of the different methods used will ensure an equal understanding of the relevant processes and their subsequence. The course aims to give students the ability to use a variety of methods to identify the essence of a problem, define what needs to change in order to achieve the desired result. In addition, the students will understand how to assess the costs and benefits of a planned change, as well as how to define if and why a change in a specific process is needed; Finally, the course will give an overview of the methods that support the successful implementation of changes in a health care organisation.