Practical tools to understand clinical and financial aspects of health crisis

This Master's level course is offered by JAMK School of Health and Social Studies and provides students a new insight to clinical and financial aspects of COVID-10 pandemic through patient hospitalizations, testing and monitoring, medical staffing, social distancing, and macroeconomic perspectives.

The students learn to analyze the economic and social impacts of corona pandemic crisis and the possible adoption strategies in both national and global levels. They master the financial analysis of COVID-19 patient hospitalizations as well as testing and monitoring pandemic in cross-national level. The students are able to plan and implement comparative analysis of the burden of corona pandemic between developed countries and display the ability of significantly influencing the pandemic risk communication.

 

Finland story of Europe's success fight with COVID-19

As a part of this course, the we go through the Finland secrets of successful dealing with COVID-19 pandemic management and prevention. We study the story of how the country can now be seen as Europe's success story in tackling COVID-19 with mortality and infection rates falling and a positive approach by people to restrictions and proper social distancing.

While millions of people across European countries have been faced to lockdown measures to tackle the resurging of coronavirus, Finland is resisting the trend of COVID-19 infection with implementing an effective track-and-trace system preventing the need of a new lockdown. On the next-door Sweden has done much attention in a light-touch model to response the pandemic, while Finland has considerably success to keep the level of coronavirus infection five times below the EU average and the country reduced the number of deaths per capita as one-tenth of its Scandinavian neighbor. In addition, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Finland has been much lower than its neighbors in Nordic region, Europe and Asia.

Check Finland's COVID-19 situation from the pages of Finnish institute of health and welfare and apply to the course to learn more!

 

Programme of the week

The online course will be organised 7-11 June 2021. Please find the detailed course schedule below. The schedule may be subject to change under certain circumstances.

Teacher in charge of course is Arshia Amiri, arshia.amiri@jamk.fi.

Course starts daily at:
17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
16:00 Austrian time (GMT+1)
7:00 California time (GMT-8)

Monday 7 June 2021

17:10 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Opening speech by Tytti Solankallio-Vahteri (Head of Department).

17:30 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Welcoming speech by Sirpa Tuomi (Principle lecturer).

17:45 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Course descriptions and general info about the course i.e. schedule, materials, assignments and evaluations.

18:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Participants introduce themselves.
Lecture and group discussion: Analyzing the economic burden of corona pandemic from macroeconomic perspective.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 before the lectures in the 2nd day.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: Financial analysis of COVID-19 patient hospitalization using The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) / University of Washington, COVID-19 Projections data.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Wednesday 8 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 and writing assignment of PART 2 before the lectures in the 3rd day.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: Comparative analysis of corona pandemic in cross-national level using IHME, COVID-19 Projections data.

18:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Group discussion about COVID data collections and analyses by students and introducing their findings.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Thursday 10 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 and writing assignments of PART 2 and 3 before the lectures in the 4th day.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: Analyzing the optimum number of coronavirus tests from the economic and clinical perspectives in cross-national level using IHME, COVID-19 Projections data.

18:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture and group discussion: Analyzing the rise in economic values of medical staffs due to corona pandemic.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the next day.

Friday 11 June 2021

Students may participate in the discussion assignment of PART 1 and writing assignments of PART 2, 3 and 4 before the lectures in the last day of intensive week.

17:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Lecture: The COVID-19 pandemic risk communication.

17:30 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Group discussion about the pandemic risk communication and students findings through COVID data analysis.

19:00 Finnish time (GMT+2)
Conclusion and instruction for the rest of assignments (e.g. discussion assignments PART 5 and 6 and essay writing assignment).

 

Administration fee

Enroll to the course before 15th of March to get the EARLY BIRD fee!

The EARLY BIRD administration fee for JAMK partners is €100/student and it is valid when enrolling to the course until 15 March 2021.

The administration fee for JAMK partners when enrolling 16 March - 24 April 2021 is €200/student.

Administration fee includes online course programme, administration and tutoring.

 
How to enroll to the course? Enrollment period is 1 March - 24 April 2021 Enroll here!

Contact information

Amiri Arshia

Amiri Arshia

Asiantuntija, Specialist
HYVI Terveysala, Health Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
Tuomi Sirpa

Tuomi Sirpa

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
HYVI Terveysala, Health Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358400976750
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