Improving Healthcare Outcomes In Chronic Disease - Enhancing The Curriculum At Masters Level (IHOD)
Far East Federal University
Vladivostok - Russia
The Federal University of the Far East is a federal institution of higher education accredited and funded by the Russian Ministry of Education. DVFU is the top rated, the largest, and oldest university of Eastern Russia, established in 1899. It has 3,300 Faculty, 33,000 students. According to the ratings of the Russian Ministry of Education, DVFU is one of the top five Russian universities. DVFU is a national leader in developing relations with Pacific Rim Countries, a major bridge between Russian education and the worldwide academic community. It runs dual degree programmes with universities in the USA and Australia. The Federal University of the Far East, School of Biomedicine will be the partner in this project. It has nearly 200 faculty and 800 students. It is supervising the preparation of the world class DVFU Medical Center, which will become a School's subdivision.
The construction of the Medical Center and instalation of equipment has been recently finished. The Center includes a clinic. Research in biomedicine will be an important function of the Center. The School of Biomedicine will develop and implement new technologies of diagnostics and treatment, and train the personnel for the Clinics. The School of Biomedicine currently runs seven Masters courses, including one in Public Health, as well as a course in General Medicine.
The Federal University of the Far East, School of Biomedicine and Medical Centre will play a particular role in the project to promote and disseminate the project results in the Pacific Rim. It will input its expertise in delivering masters programmes, in particular the masters in Public Health, to facilitate the successful outcome of the project. It will participate in work packages 1, 2 3, 4, and 5. DVFU will participate by attending a study tour of partners in the EU, developing programme curricula in line with the ECTS guidelines, helping to develop the approach and requirements for the masters programme, hosting one- week competence enhancing course, helping to develop modules and short courses, attending train the trainers courses in EU, hosting train the trainers courses, sending students for one month courses in the EU, participating in dissemination activity, i.e. workshops and a stakeholder conference.
Assoc. Professor Mary Casey
UCD School of Nursing,
Midwifery & Health Systems
Belfield, Dublin 4