Learning Outcomes

The aim of the Programme is 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.


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 health – 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


The Programme includes lectures by University professors, researchers in the field and managers in health care organizations, as well as site visits to Kuopio University Hospital and health care centers in the Kuopio region. Social activities are included. Teaching language of the course is English.




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.


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2 weeks in Finland