Tartu Health Care College, Estonia
Tartu Health Care College`s mission is to provide competitive, high quality, innovative, international, R&D-based lifelong learning in an inspiring environment. Being a role model, we impact our community health behaviour and shape a healthy living environment, integrate a variety of healthcare fields in studies and research and development, and we participate in the process of making decisions regarding healthcare policies. Our College vision is to be an acknowledged partner in developing a happy health-conscious knowledge society. Integration of learning and working environments, introduction of innovation, implementation of new concepts, and partnership in all College's areas of activity are the basis for developing a knowledge society. Integral development and awareness are important components of a happy life.
Completion of the new study building of the college in 2011 has ensured modern teaching and learning conditions as well as high level technological equipment for all the curricula. Rooms in the study building such as lecture and seminar rooms, skills labs, staff rooms, a library and an information centre facilitate teaching, learning and research activities, independent learning of students and the use of different study methods. Lecture and seminar rooms are equipped with modern technical devices.
In Tartu you can find colourful combination of cultural heritage and modernness, vibrant cultural calendar, colourful street art, unique wooden neighbourhoods: Karlova and Supilinn ("Soup Town"), beautiful countryside and urban nature and a favourable research and business environment. More information about the city could be find in visittartu.com.
There are skills labs that simulate the patient wards in the hospital environment, including numerous teaching/learning aids in the forms of phantoms, medical and hospital equipment etc., facilitating student adaptation to the working environment. Nursing and midwifery skills labs include medication carts, infant warmers, several SimMans and there is a fully equipped delivery room that includes a computer controlled SimMan. There are different skills labs related to the fields of environmental health, clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology, chemistry, molecular diagnostic pathologies. The Anatomage Table is helping to learn anatomy at an entirely new level. Advanced skills labs and tools are also available for studying radiography, biomedial laboratory sciences, physiotherapy, patient care and for vocational training.