Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures

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
ECTS: 4 Fee: 950 €
Study group undergraduate students in medicine (years 1-4) Language English

 Application is closed. If you are interested in applying, please contact us


  • Mai Rosenberg, Professor of Nephrology in Medical Faculty at the University of Tartu, Head of the Nephrology Division at the Tartu University Hospital, Estonia.
  • Kalle Kisand, Professor of Laboratory Medicine in Medical Faculty at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • Sander Pajusalu, Associate Professor of Clinical Genetics at the University of Tartu, Genetics and Personalized Medicine Clinic at the Tartu University Hospital, Estonia.
  • Alastair Forbes, Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu in Estonia.
  • Riho Runnel, Medical Simulation Specialist at the University of Tartu, Instructor at the Estonian Military Academy, Team Leader at the Pärnu Ambulance Service.

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.


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