Improving Healthcare Outcomes In Chronic Disease - Enhancing The Curriculum At Masters Level (IHOD)
Kazan Innovative University (KAZ)
Kazan - Russia
The Kazan Innovative University, founded in 1994 is today the largest non-state University in Tatarstan and the whole Volga region. It has branches throughout Tatarstan itself. With over 15000 students from over 12 countries, it prides itself on its innovative approach to education winning several awards and prizes in this area. One of the main principles governing its work is the high quality of education it offers at every level from pre-university, graduate and post-graduate as well as vocational education. Kazan Innovative University has a strong internationalist approach offering students an ECTS based Diploma supplement and the opportunity to its students to participate in exchange programmes with EU universities as well as inviting foreign lecturers on a long-term basis to the university. IT has participated in several projects financed by EU governments. KAZ is the leading provider in Tatarstan of programmes aimed at training students and professionals in the systematic evidence based approach to the management of public, social and health services. In doing so it not only assists the enhancement of management skills in these sectors but also influences policy makers including in the Republican Ministries of Education and Health. The School of Management and the Institute of Business Education will play a key role in this project bringing with them both skills in curriculum development and the use on new teaching methods for the training of public health managers, but also direct links with medical professionals through their partners in the Republican Children’s Hospital, which is included as Associated partner in the project.
Kazan Innovative University will play a lead role among the partners internationally by providing its expertise in change management related to the health sector. It will participate in work packages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. It will attend a study tour of partners in the EU, develop 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 the final stakeholder conference.
Assoc. Professor Mary Casey
UCD School of Nursing,
Midwifery & Health Systems
Belfield, Dublin 4