University of Oulu

Levy, A. R., Kulmala, P., Merenmies, J., Jääskeläinen, J., Kortekangas-Savolainen, O., Jääskeläinen, J., Nikkari, S., Remes, A., & Reponen, J. (2019). National MEDigi project: systematic implementation of digitalization to undergraduate medical and dental education in Finland. Finnish Journal of EHealth and EWelfare, 11(4), 357–361.

National MEDigi project : systematic implementation of digitalization to undergraduate medical and dental education in Finland

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Author: Levy, Anna1; Kulmala, Petri1; Merenmies, Jussi2;
Organizations: 1Faculty of Medicine and Medical Research Center (MRC), University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
3Faculty of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
4Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
5aculty of Medicine and Health Technology, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
6Research unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-04-06


MEDigi is a nationwide Finnish project that aims to develop and implement digital teaching, learning and assessment solutions and to provide possibilities for national harmonization of undergraduate medical and dental education in Finland. The MEDigi project will investigate the options and feasibility of a common national digital online platform and produce digital content and solutions for medical education. Furthermore, tools and support system for digital pedagogy training will be created to ensure that the teaching staff will achieve and retain appropriate digipedagogical skills. The project aims also to increase the competence related to the digital tools used in clinical practice (eHealth, digital health) of physicians and dentists. Furthermore, academic research will be carried out on various aspects of the project. All the universities in Finland that offer the Licentiate Degree in Medicine and Dentist programmes are involved: Universities of Eastern Finland, Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere and Turku. The project is coordinated by the University of Oulu. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia. The project lifespan is until the end of May 2021. MEDigi project is financed by the Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education and its total budget is over 4 million euros.

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Series: Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare
ISSN: 1798-0798
ISSN-E: 1798-0798
ISSN-L: 1798-0798
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Pages: 357 - 361
DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.83309
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
3141 Health care science
Funding: This study has been performed with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, decision number OKM/270/523/2017, Docid: 363635. The con-tributions of the members of MEDigi project commit-tees and workgroups to the plans and implementation of the project in the five universities in Finland are acknowledged with gratitude.
Copyright information: © The Authors 2017. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.