Tallinn Health Care College to open English-language pharmacist curriculum

  • 2020-03-03
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - A pharmacist's curriculum in English, the only such study program in the Baltic countries, is about to open at Tallinn Health Care College in September this year. 

Altogether 20 students will be admitted to the three-year course.

The rector of Tallinn Health Care College, Ulle Ernits, said that the new English-language curriculum pursues the goals of internationalization of higher education. 

"The new study program was developed with the support of the ASTRA institutional development measure and it is the first fully English-language study program of the college," Ernits said.

"Specialists fluent in several languages are required in the service sphere, and the new study program offers such opportunity," she said.

Lilian Ruuben, head of the center for medical technology education at Tallinn Health Care College, said that the study program focuses primarily on medicines related know-how and patient-centered counseling.

Ruuben said that in teaching, exciting and effective methods -- simulation learning, components of problem learning and several other catchy methods -- will be used.  

Based in Tallinn, Tallinn Health Care College is a state-run institution of professional higher education which also has a structural unit in the northeastern city of Kohtla-Jarve and which conducts teaching also at other regional units, such as in  Parnu, Kuressaare, Haapsalu and elsewhere.