On-site in Tartu 31 July 2023 – 12 August 2023
Multimorbidity is increasingly becoming the norm, particularly in the older population, and presents enormous challenges for patients and their doctors. Diagnosis has important implications for multimorbid patient care, research, and medical policy. The diagnostic process is a complex, patient-centered, collaborative activity that involves information gathering and clinical reasoning to determine a patient's health problem
Multimorbidity, defined as the presence of multiple chronic conditions in an individual, is highly prevalent in clinical practice today. For people with multimorbidity, consideration needs to be given to individualising care and designing it around each person's needs and priorities.
The course includes biochemical-, immunological-, genetic laboratory, instrumental assessments, theory discussions, practical measurements, and interpretation. Additionally, multimorbid patients' case-based discussions and treatment procedures are performed or viewed as well.
In collaboration with DAAD, there are scholarships availably for German students. Please visit the DAAD scholarship page for more information.
|Focus area:||Medicine||Coordinating unit at UT||
Institute of Clinical Medicine
|Study Field:||Clinical Medicine||Course Leader||Prof Mai Rosenberg, Professor of Nephrology|
|Format||Summer School||Location||Tartu, Estonia|
|Course dates:||31 July – 12 August 2023||Apply by:||30 April 2023|
|Study group||undergraduate students in medicine (years 1-4)||Language||English|
- to learn medical procedures using simulators;
- to learn laboratory (biochemistry, immunology, pathology, genetic) assessments;
- to conduct practical body composition measurements and learn the interpretation;
- to learn glomerular diseases diagnostics and management;
- to study multimorbid patients' management;
- to collaborate in multimorbid patients' case-based discussions
- to observe the treatment procedures
I Simulation centre: Clinical case skill building exercise interaction activities using the simulators (1 day)
Course director: dr. Rene Lepik
II Multimorbid patients management in nephrology practice (3 days)
Course director: Mai Rosenberg, MD, PhD
III Genetics: Diagnostic methods used in clinical genetic (2 days)
Course director: Sander Pajusalu, MD, PhD
IV Biochemistry-immunology laboratory assessments (2 days)
Course director: Kalle Kisand, MD, PhD, osalevad Mailis Tõnisson ja Kaja Vaagen
V Clinical nutrition, body composition
Course director: Alastair Forbes, MD, PhD
Each course is divided into parts containing short didactinc presentations, seminars, practicals, clinical cases followed by group discussions with faculty members
PS: Only complete applications including all annexes submitted by the deadline will be considered for selection.
Applications are evaluated based on
Motivation letter (up to 1.5 pages) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, his/her expectations about the programme how participation in the summer programme relates to his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future.
After the completion of this course, learners should be able to:
Two weeks prior to the start of the programme an information file will be sent to all participants. This file contains the daily schedule and relevant contact information of the programme managers.
Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country. It is recommended to visit the Tartu Welcome Centre website and arrival and housing section to find accommodation opportunities.