|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Digital Health|
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.
Digital Health 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.
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 Digital Health master’s programme.
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.
General studies - cover courses on medical law and ethics, entrepreneurship and business planning, and research design. The students will also take part in a project-based master's seminar in which they must work in teams to develop innovative solutions to current health care problems.
Core studies - include basics of e-health, health policy and health promotion, and human anatomy and diseases.
Special studies - consist of specialisation courses in Digital Health Technologies that cover healthcare data systems and analysis, medical imaging and signals, interoperablity and quality management in healthcare, epidemiology, evaluation and financing in healthcare. The studies also include an internship in cooperation with the industry partners.
Free choice courses - students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered by the university.
Graduation thesis - students are asked to write a research paper or a scientific article, in which they must apply their knowledge on healthcare digitalisation through various perspectives.