Improving Healthcare Outcomes In Chronic Disease - Enhancing The Curriculum At Masters Level (IHOD)
Thai Nguyen University
Thai Nguyen - Vietnam
Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy, (TNU) was founded in 1968 as Bac Thai Medical University. Then in 1994, by virtue of the integration law of all universities and colleges in the province, it became an official member of Thai Nguyen University. Over 40 years of development with several changes in names, TNU has grown into a leading medical institution in Vietnam and has made a great impact on health and overall well-being of the people of Thai Nguyen and all of the Northern provinces. With enrollment / year of 1500 undergraduate and 300 post-graduate students, TNU is currently offering 5 undergraduate disciplines, 2 doctorate disciplines, 4 master disciplines, 3 disciplines in Specialist doctor II, 13 disciplines in Specialist Doctor I, and 2 disciplines in resident doctor of medicine. In order to meet the demand for technicians, the university has also offered 3-year training program on food sanitation and school healthcare. To date, the university has trained over 15,000 general medical doctors, 400 pharmacists, 300 nurses with the degree of bachelor of nursing, thousands of 1st and 2nd degree health specialists, and over 200 PhD holders and Masters of Science in medicine. The university’s scientific research is focused on the health status of the populations in the mountainous regions and the impacts of the environment on residents’ health. In 2012-2013 academic years, the school has implemented three Ministry-level projects, 6 provincial-level topics, 26 university level topics and 128 school-level projects. The school also transfers technology with practical significance for Bac Kan, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen provinces. The school's faculty members also had numerous articles published in research.
TNU will participate in work packages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and will play a particular role to disseminate project results in its region. The particular expertise of the University in nursing will be deployed to meet the project targets and its focus on primary care. TNU will participate by jointly hosting the kick off meeting, 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