Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures, Short Course | University of Tartu | Tartu, Estonia
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Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures

14 days
950 EUR/full
950 EUR/full
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The Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures course from University of Tartu includes biochemical-, immunological-, genetic laboratory and instrumental assessments, theory discussions, practical measurements and interpretation. 


On-site in Tartu 28 July – 10 August 2024

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.

Programme Structure

Educational objectives:

  • 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

Programme:Multimorbid patients management in nephrology practiceCourse director: Mai Rosenberg, MD, PhDGenetics: Diagnostic methods used in clinical genetic Course director: Sander Pajusalu, MD, PhD

Biochemistry-immunology laboratory assessments  Course director: Kalle Kisand, MD, PhD, Mailis Tõnisson ja Kaja Vaagen

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


Undergraduate students in Medicine (years 1-4)


  • Mai Rosenberg, Professor of Nephrology, Head of the Nephrology Division at the Tartu University Hospital.
  • Kalle Kisand, Professor of Laboratory Medicine.
  • Sander Pajusalu, Associate Professor of Clinical Genetics, Genetics and Personalized Medicine Clinic at the Tartu University Hospital.
  • Alastair Forbes, Visiting Professor.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate students in medicine
  • Online application form
  • Application fee of 25 EUR
  • Motivation letter (up to 1.5 pages)
  • Transcript of academic records
  • Copy of the passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 14 days.
  • EU/EEA

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 14 days.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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3. DAAD scholarship 

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4. Partial tuition fee coverage scholarship

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