Health Care Technology
Health Care Technology (HCT) is a unique Master’s programme in Europe and Estonia is the first country to start teaching Health Care Technology in such an all-inclusive form. HCT focuses on combination of academic and practical skills and the lecturers are mostly from the industry, bringing the latest knowledge and experience to the students.
Health Care Technology; Occupational Health and Ergonomics
LEVEL OF STUDYMaster's
STUDY LOAD120 ECTS (view curriculum)
MODE OF STUDYFull-time study
Specialisation in Health Care Technology
Health Care Technology speciality is for people who are interested in healthcare management combined with information technology and innovation. Not just creating new eHealth applications, but making sure it is humanly, financially, economically viable.
Specialisation in Health and Ergonomics
Occupational Health and Ergonomics speciality is for people who are interested in health and safety management, ergonomics and designing innovative workplaces, promoting work life quality, productivity and employees’ wellbeing.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
- General Studies (18 ECTS)
- Basic Studies (30 ECTS)
- Specialisation in Health Care Technology or Occupational Health and Ergonomics (31 ECTS)
- Practice (6 ECTS)
- Free Choice Courses (5 ECTS)
- Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)
Download full curriculum (PDF)
Why this specialty?
- Programme teaches to understand how healthcare, IT, medicine and occupational health work together;
- In addition to TTÜ auditoriums, lectures will take place in the Business and Innovation Centre Mektory with different laboratories and classrooms. Additionally, students have site visits to get first-hand experience with different healthcare, medical and occupational organisations;
- Mandatory internship that can be done abroad.
Alumni of the specialisation Health Care Technology work in healthcare organisation managements, in IT development companies that develop healthcare applications and systems, laboratory management, rehabilitation management and as academics at the university. Alumnni of Occupational Health and Ergonomics work in management of health and safety, working life quality, ergonomics, occupational health services and as academics at the university.
"Studying at TTÜ was one of the best choices of my life. I graduated cum laude from the Health Care Technology. The programme is based on real examples, the students are shown how IT affects the health care system and they study how to build an e-health environment and implement Telemedicine solutions step-by- step. I was also able to participate and develop different projects, the most successful of which was “LifeInU”, a home-monitoring system for pregnant women. This project of ours was very successful and won the Tallinn Tech MEKTORY competition, which gave my group members and I the possibility to go to Silicon Valley, United States."
Nino Chaligava, Georgia
Alumna of the Health Care Technology programme
"Health care technologies is a growing industry area, which continuously needs new resources! EU eHealth initiatives, national patient data archives, data sharing across organizations and country borders is here to stay. In this programme you will learn how health care technologies look like in different European countries and even beyond. At the end of the programme you will be ready to apply related jobs in the industry, public sector or research. We welcome you to join!"
Hanna Pohjonen, PhD
Associate Professor at the Department of Health Technologies
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- Please include following:
- Clearly defined perspectives and motivation to study in health care technology master's program;
- HCT specialisation: logical, analytical and comprehensive analysis of e-health developments of the specific country (or countries) that the candidate chooses to take as an example;
- OHSE specialisation: comprehensive analysis on the new challenges in working life;
- Possible Master's Thesis topics or research interests in health care technology;
- To develop the problem-solving abilities in healthcare and innovative new ideas;
- Grammatically fluent and correct English.
Grading scale: 0-5
PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.
The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course.
- Questions are composed to assess your:
- problem-solving abilities;
- intellectual flexibility and analytical skills;
- assimilation of new ideas and information.
The length of an interview vary between 10-12 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for.
Grading scale: 0-5
Students for TTÜ international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. Online interview will be conducted only to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation. The maximum score for the motivation letter and online interview is 10 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 7 points is admitted.
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