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ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa is a renowned public research university in Portugal, offering high-quality education in various fields of study. With a history spanning over 50 years, the university has become a hub for innovative research and education in the country and beyond.

The Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon was founded in 1972 as one of Portugal’s first modern universities, with the central aim of studying labour and social dynamics in a rapidly changing world. Since its establishment, the university has expanded its disciplinary reach into four schools: Iscte Business School, the School of Sociology and Public Policy, the School of Technology and Architecture, the School of Social Sciences and Humanities  and, the School of Applied Digital Technologies-Iscte-Sintra.

The new Master program in Managing Digital Transformation in the Health Sector is one of the latest additions to ISCTE’s academic offerings. With a focus on the rapidly evolving digital landscape of the healthcare industry, this program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become leaders in managing and implementing digital transformation in healthcare organizations. ISCTE’s commitment to academic excellence and innovation, combined with its state-of-the-art facilities and experienced faculty, make it the perfect place to pursue a degree in this exciting and important field. 

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Gustave Eiffel University

Gustave Eiffel University was created in January 2020 and is based on an innovative model that brought together into a trifold structure universities, schools (including ESIEE Paris) and research bodies for the first time in France. 

In France, the ManagiDiTH project is represented and carried out by the engineering school ESIEE Paris, which is a founding member of Gustave Eiffel University. 

ESIEE Paris, the school of technological innovation, was created in 1904 and has immediately distinguished itself as an engineering school focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. One of its renowned former students is Marcel Dassault, founder of one of the very first industrial groups, the Dassault Aviation group. More recently, Yann LeCun, who is behind the current artificial revolution and works for META. Indeed, our school offers training in all areas of digital technology including Artificial Intelligence and Biotechnology & e-health which are the main topics of the ManagiDiTH project.

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Aristotle Univeristy of Thessaloniki

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), founded in 1925, is one of Greece’s largest and most prestigious universities and it has a strong tradition of excellence in education and research. The School of Medicine at AUTH is particularly notable, having trained generations of medical professionals and made significant contributions to the advancement of medical science in Greece and beyond. AUTH’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its state-of-the-art facilities, highly qualified faculty, and extensive network of clinical and research collaborations.

AUTH participates in the ManagiDiTH project through the Lab of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation (iMedPhys). iMedPhys is a dynamic, interactive scientific community, the largest laboratory within the Health Sciences Faculty and one of the largest of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, considering the number of researchers employed and the number of projects, funding and overall academic work production. The Lab is pioneering in research fields such as assistive technologies for health and wellbeing, living labs, applied neuroscience, medical education technology and innovation and more. The mission of the Lab is to excel in training and multidisciplinary research in a setting that fosters creativity and synergy.

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Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea UAS, formerly Vantaa University of Applied Sciences and Espoo-Vantaa University of Applied Sciences), which was established in 1991, is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland with around 7,800 students and 600 staff members, and it operates in six different campuses. Laurea offers eighteen degree programmes, of which six are in English, in various fields including Business Management, Social Services and Health Care and Hospitality Management. Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities are closely linked to degree programmes and industry collaborations, including various partners, such as companies, public organizations, other universities and international partners. Laurea builds education around innovative pedagogical action model called Learning by Development (LbD), which has also been recognized internationally.

In ManagiDiTH project, Laurea’s LbD model will be incorporated into the new multidisciplinary Master programme, to include project-based learning and real-life collaboration between students and working life partners. We want to ensure that students graduating from this programme are able to understand Health and Social Care Informatics, as well as manage and implement digital transformation in Health and Social Care sector.

Master's programme details

Overview

The Joint Master’s programme Managing the Digital Transformation in the Health Sector is designed to manage the digitalization of health services, to promote the adoption of data science and information system resources to innovate clinical approach, services and to reorganize processes.   

The Master’s programme will be based on a modular set of Curricular Units including a compulsory base as well as optional, flexible components giving the students the freedom to customize their educational journey and focus on two particular areas of specialization.   

ManagiDiTH Master includes 3 main components: Health sector skills, Societal skills and Digital skills. Among the Digital skills component, the students may choose between two possible branches: Data Science and Interoperability according to their interest and background profile.  

 The curriculum organization comprises a total of 90 ECTS corresponding to three semesters of training. The diploma will be jointly issued by the three universities: ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Laurea  University of Applied Sciences and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  

Source: Extract from the Project's Proposal to the DEP call (2022) and respective Grant Agreement

Students

The Master’s programme is designed for professionals engaged in or interested in engaging in the planning, coordination and implementation of digital transformation processes in the healthcare sector.  

The program is suitable for professionals with various educational backgrounds, including Healthcare, Social and Welfare, ICT and Business Administration. The knowledge and experience levels of students may vary in specific health topics as well as in their background ICT profile and level of knowledge of related scientific areas.  

The students sharing a common interest in the development and learning about health and social services may have different levels of contact, usage experience and scientific knowledge of digital technologies and topics.  

The program is designed for applicants that have completed a Bachelor-level university degree and is open to students of all European Union countries. 

Curriculum

The Master’s programme has 3 main components: 1. Health sector skills; 2. Societal skills; and 3. Digital skills. 

It is composed of 10 curricular units (6 mandatory and 4 optional) of 6 ECTS each (10 Units * 6 ECTS = 60 ECTS), plus the Dissertation/Project/internship unit (30 ECTS). In total, the master’s programme counts for 90 ECTS. 

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