Career and alumni
Since the lauch of the Master Program in the autumn of 2005, students from Norway, Latvia, Naples, India Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Ghana have completed the Program.
Upon graduation, you are qualified:
-To take part in the development of telemedicine technology, services and products.
-To introduce and implement telemedicine services in the health sector.
-To continue your education and become a researcher in Telemedicine and E-health.
Ali M. Eunus from Bangladesh (2006 - 2008)
The Master's Programme of Telemedicine and E-health has really an international focus with its highly constructive course curriculum in context of public health services, management and development. i was really lucky to be a student of that Programme. After returning to Bangladesh, I responded to my friends, "My study and life in Tromsø was really great!" During my study period in the Health field of study, I have learned a lot - the new ways of working together in public health services, organizational adaptation of new technology, strategic management of health related products and technology.
In Bangladesh, now I am working as an Executive in pharmaceutical products management in a renowned pharmaceutical organization and also a part-time lecturer in pharmacy and public health at a university. The Master's Programme has helped me, in an outstanding way, to keep pace with this challenging career.
Ieva Vitola from Latvia (2005 - 2007)
After graduating from Telemedicine and E-health Master Programme at the University of Tromsø in 2007, I returned back home to Latvia and in autumn 2007 I started working in Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital (PSCUH).
The Ministry of Health assigned PSCUH the responsibility for the implementation of one of the national E-health projects - Central Archive for Visual Diagnostics. I have been working as a Project Manager for this Project. In the framework of E-health strategy in Latvia, the Ministry of Health has established an E-health working group that consists of representatives from the Ministry of Health as well asn the national E-health Project Managers (so far we have 5 national projects). We have monthly meetings and we discuss the issues related to the implementation of our national E-health projects. I also take part in working groups related to the creating of the legal framework for the future E-health services.
The Master's Programme has been valuable for creating a better understanding of the complexity of IT in healthcare and difficulties of successful implementation of e-health solutions, also it has served as a good information source about different experiences with development and implementation of various E-health services (especially in Norway). Close collaboration with NST provides very good environment for the Programme. Learning from the various E-health projects directly from the project leaders can be both interesting and stimulating.