Courses for Exchange Students

Tartu Health Care College offers seven short-courses in English:

Panoramic Imaging Quality Assurance. 3,0 ECTS (lecturer Kevin Aas)

The aim of the course is to increase the competency of students in dental radiography and digital imaging quality assurance and dose optimisation. During this course you study quality assurance of digital dental X-ray equipment and viewing conditions. After this course you know how to reduce the radiation dose of the population. Panoramic imaging (PTG) is used widely and especially young people are exposure to it. In this module you can learn about the equipment, patient positioning and quality assurance of PTG.

Parasitological Situation in Estonia. 1,0 ECTS (lecturer Mare Remm)

Estonian location in the temperate climate zone guarantees us relatively small number of parasite species. The population-wide helminthological control started in the Soviet time and was finished in the independent Estonia. As people consult a doctor rarely with parasitological problems, the data on infection rate are incomplete. 
We will start the introduction with the most common helminths in Estonia with Enterobius vermicularis or pinworm, who is very common in Estonian nursery schools, as we found in our studies. And will finish with Toxoplasma gondii. Toxoplasmosis is rather rare in Estonia, but the infection rate of population is quite higher. Our students had studied also the population infection rate with Toxoplasma gondii. We will speak about twenty parasite species all together.

Epidemiology and Cancer Treatment in Estonia. 0,25 ECTS (lecturer Siret Kivistik)

Epidemiology and treatment of cancer in Estonia is a course mainly created for foreign students to have a review of cancer related aspects in Estonia. The aim of this course is to compare Estonia`s and participants home countries cancer detection and treatment. Whether it is similar, better organized or needs to be developed, it gives the participants a chance to research the matter.

Drinking Water Quality and Quality Assurance. E-study, 2,0 ECTS (lecturer Kristi Vahur)

At the end of the course the student will be able to explain the importance of drinking water for the human body, biological functions of water and water consumption norms; assess the main microbiological and chemical parameters and indicators of drinking water quality (incl. bottled water and natural mineral water) and their health effects according to legislation.

International Trends in Environmental Health Development. 1,0 ECTS (lecturer Kristi Vahur)

At the end of the course, the student:

  • understands the structure of the Estonian Health Protection System and its similarities / differences to other European countries;
  • knows the meaning of the basic concepts of health protection in Estonia and globally;
  • understands the difference in basic health issues across the world.

Occupational Health and Safety. E-study, 1,0 ECTS (lecturer Kristi Vahur)

At the end of the course, the student:

  • understands the organization of occupational health and safety in the company;
  • recognizes main hazards in work environment, describes their health effects and risk management;
  • has an overview of the components and procedure of risk analysis.

Different Aspects of Microbiology. 1,0 ECTS (lecturer Helen Udras)

The aim of the course is to increase the knowledge of students about different aspects of microbiology. The course consists of lecures and practical classes related to human microbiota, antimicrobial resistance, food microbiology and water microbiology.

These courses are available every semester, a course will be offered in case of enough exchange students interested. If you are interested to take any of these courses, please contact Mrs Krista Staškevitš: