TALLINN - Tartu Health Care College and Tartu University Hospital have signed a cooperation agreement which, in addition to ensuring the continuation of clinical training for students of the health care college, ensures better conditions than to date for participation in research and development projects.
The rector of Tartu Health Care College, Ulla Preeden, said that cooperation with the college's biggest base for hands-on training has always been important, while the two institutions' common interests have been linked to the training of medical workers as well as increasing the popularity of health professions and raising the health awareness of the population. The agreement offers the possibility to steer and plan cooperation in a more intense and purpose-oriented manner still, spokespeople for Tartu Health Care College said.
The board chairman of Tartu University Hospital Foundation, Priit Eelmae, said that in addition to possibilities for hands-on training, Tartu Health Care College and the university hospital now obtain better possibilities still for initiating research and development projects, professional self-improvement and paid traineeship for both sides.
Eelmae added that today's healthcare landscape has changed beyond recognition compared with what it used to be ten years ago, development continues and is probably about to continue at an even faster pace. As a result, the responsibility and role of graduates of the health care college have grown and hence the possibilities going with the cooperation agreement are altogether relevant.