International Week

International Week: “Research Methods and Innovation in Healthcare” 
14-18 November 2022

You are very welcome to the international week of Tartu Health Care College “Research Methods and Innovation in Healthcare” in November 14-18, 2022. We are planning joint applied research in cooperation with technology and media specialists, one output can be also the development of an international intensive research course. 

The goal is to find a research topic (or topics) of common interest to write a scientific article, international project or create an international e-course on research. 

Together we will make society healthier and research more interesting for our students! 

Preliminary Programme 


16:00 City tour
18:00 Welcoming dinner at Trikster Tihane


8:45 Rector`s welcoming words
9:00 Presentations by schools

Overview of the school – 1 min; research and innovation in higher education – 3 min; proposals and wishes that could be explored in cooperation
Presentations: Innovation and technology in healthcare
Motivational presentations and good examples of innovation in healthcare and cooperation between different specialties.

10:00 (Teams) Karmen Markov/ Cognuse – first digital headache clinic in the world – how we started, developments, and challenges

10:30 (Teams) Kristin Moppel / Migrevention – first digital headache clinic in the world – how we started, developments, and challenges

11.00   (Teams) Alejandro Ortega-Arranz and Paraskevi Topali – e-Feed4Mi – Learning Analytics Pilot Study

11:15   (Teams) Giole Santucci – Intro to University of Bologna and an advantage breast imaging project

11:30   Coffee break

11:45   House tour

Each department of THCC displays equipment in the school building that could be used or is already being used in research.

13:15   Lunch

14:00   Mai Geisen – Training using AR sports

14:30   Mikhail Forminykh  – AR – Neuroanatomy and ECG – study with nursing students

15:00   (Teams) Ilona Buchem – Humanoid Robots (inpatient care and training of autistic children)

15:30   Jaan Looga – Financies 

15:45   Tea and smoothie

16:00   Discussion and brainstorming in smaller groups

Group discussion according to a topic of interest with the aim of developing a collaborative research project or e-course

16.45   Presentation of group discussion

1–2 topics (directions of research) are selected, which will be continued the next day.


10:00 Making a cake in honour of the College

11:00   Free time for various discussions

12:00   Celebratory ceremony of the College` anniversary

12:45   Lunch with Cake and coffee

13:15   Generating project content

15:30   Tea and smoothie

15:45   Generating project content

16.45   Summarizing


9:0017.00 Scientific Conference


Pre-arranged appointments and departures

Organizing team

  1. Jaan Looga 
  2. Krista Staškevitš 
  3. Joseph Grannum 
  4. Jaanika Niinepuu 
  5. Kersti Sõgel 
  6. Anna-Liisa Tamm 
  7. Kairit Siilak 
  8. Merlis Karja-Kännaste 
  9. Silva-Sille Silgu 


Viktoryia HerasimukAkademia BialskaPolandTHCC
Sanja KalamburaVeleučilište Velika GoricaCroatiaTHCC
Lourdes Cabeza Soberon
Beatriz Trigal TrigueroIES Nº1SpainTHCC
Inga UbeikieneUtena University of Applied ScienceLithuaniaTeams
Danguole SakalyteUtena University of Applied ScienceLithuaniaTeams
Agris BerzinsP. Stradins Medical College of the University of LatviaLatviaTHCC
Agnese GraseP. Stradins Medical College of the University of LatviaLatviaTHCC
Aiga GraudumaP. Stradins Medical College of the University of LatviaLatviaTHCC
Susana PaixaoIPC/ESTeSCPortugalTHCC
Steven OnkelinxFONTYSNetherlandsTHCC
Tapashi Binte Mahmud ChowdhuryUniversity of TartuEstonia/BangladeshTHCC
Ilona BuchemBHT – Berliner Hochschule für TechnikGermanyTeams
Mai GeisenGerman Sport University, CologneGermanyTHCC
Gioele SantucciUniversity of Bologna, RiminiItalyTeams
Mikhail ForminykhNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorwayTeams
Alejandro Ortega-ArranzUniversity of ValladolidSpainTeams
Paraskevi TopaliUniversity of ValladolidSpainTeams
Rozhhat Haji AsaadKarabük UniversityTurkeyTeams
Giorgi BenashviliUniversity of TbilisiGeorgiaTeams
Tamara MgeladzeUniversity of TbilisiGeorgiaTeams
Yohanna Birma NigeriaTHCC