Learning Outcomes

This professional training comprises a two-week course for hospital managers and aims to familiarise the participants with the Finnish health care system, its management processes, research and development. The course makes an introduction into the life-long learning processes for health care professionals.

Contents of The Programme

Main themes:

  • Health and human services informatics: information management in health care
  • Data collection and reporting as part of decision making
  • Electronic patient record systems, architectures and terminologies
  • Finnish primary health care system in its entirety
  • Closer presentation into GP’s practice, maternity clinic, child welfare clinic and dental care
  • Co-operation with specialized care
  • Nurse education in Finland
  • Public health challenges and health monitoring in Finland, sustained prevention of CVDs: example of North Karelia
  • Improving healt – screening and ratio between costs and benefits, case gastric cancer
  • The pharmaceutical sector and its role as part of entire health care
  • Special health care in Eastern Finland
  • Evidence-based medicine

Structure and Length of The Programme

The course includes visits to Kuopio University Hospital and health care centers in the Kuopio region. The two-week program includes organized social activities. The teachers and specialists are University professors, researchers in the field and managers in health care organizations. Teaching language of the course is English.

Participants will get a course certification of this programme issued by the University on Eastern Finland.


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Welfare – Why Choose Finland?

The welfare of Finnish society is built on education, culture and knowledge. It is also built on social and health care system based on health promotion and disease prevention. The flexible education system and basic educational security make for equity and consistency in results.

The Finnish social and health care system is based on preventive health care and well-run, comprehensive health services. The aim of Finnish health care policy is to maintain and improve people’s health, wellbeing, work and functional capacity and social security, as well as to reduce health and welfare inequalities. Everyone is entitled to adequate social and health care services.