Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health



The "Consortium of  Educational Institutions in Digital Health" ("CONEDIG") is an organ of the ISfTeH, academically independent, that operates under the umbrella of the Society's Education Program and
Management Board.

CONEDIG’s purpose is to assist the Consortium’s partners to coordinate their programs around Digital Health education issues (including Telemedicine, eHealth, m-Health, Medical Informatics,
Bio-Medical Engineering, etc.) such as teaching, research, development, practical applications in view of initial graduation and post-graduation.


Working Document:



Document :     “Strategic Development of Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health “CONEDIG”". 

Presentation : “CONEDIG - A Roadmap to the future of Digital Health Education


Founding Partners:



                                             Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)



Subject(s): Post-Graduate Program in Telemedicine and eHealth. Professional Master Degree at Distance.

Language: Portuguese
Duration: 2 years
Certificate: Yes
Fee: No
Tutorial: The Professional Master aims the training of human resources capable of conducting research and apply it at work, in different productive sectors in Telemedicine and Telehealth. This is a semi-presential course that uses a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with oriented interfaces to mobile devices via a responsive web design and active methods of teaching and learning,  besides an infrastructure for  teleconference. In this matter, to gathering foreign cooperators may contribute for exchanging similar initiatives around the world. The main result expected is the expansion and sustainability of telemedicine and telehealth in Brazil and in other countries.
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                                        Bordeaux France – Fondation Bordeaux Université
                       (Université de Bordeaux et Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux)
                                                  et Fondation Agir pour la Télémédecine



Subject(s): Post-Graduate Program in Telemedicine, e-Health and Clinical Pharmacy.
Diplôme Universitaire e-PharmClin and Master Degree (Master 2 Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Pharmacy and Master Telemedicine) at distance. Webinars in Telemedicine and Clinical Pharmacy.
Diploma open to continuing education for health professionals but also to initial training for students in the health professions

Language: French and English (10%)
Duration: 1 year
Certificate: Yes
Fee: Yes
Tutorial: The objectives are to raise awareness and train health professionals in e-health and the use of telemedicine in their daily practice to consolidate the city-hospital link between hospital practitioners and liberal health professionals but also between liberal health professionals. All of these lessons aim to develop a network of multidisciplinary skills among health professionals and to support patients with chronic diseases in their care pathway, in particular outpatient by integrating e-health via telemedicine (tele-expertise, teleconsultation and tele-monitoring). A particular focus is placed on clinical pharmacy and COVID-19 post-crisis management. Improved communication allowing an increase in the security of patient journeys. Support telemedicine initiatives and projects as part of care pathways. An e-health simulation structure is also offered to various health professionals to provide training and awareness of e-health tools. These training courses give rise to numerous partnerships, notably with the French-speaking country Canada (Quebec-Montreal), Tunisia, Algeria, Belgium, Switzerland.

Version en français​: Diplôme ouvert à la formation continue des professionnels de santé mais également à la formation initiale des étudiants des métiers de la santé.
Les objectifs sont de sensibiliser et de former les professionnels de santé à la e-santé et à l’utilisation de la télémédecine dans leur pratique quotidienne pour consolider le lien ville-hôpital entre les praticiens hospitaliers et les professionnels de santé libéraux mais aussi entre les professionnels de santé libéraux. L’ensemble de ces enseignements visent à développer un réseau de compétences pluridisciplinaires parmi les professionnels de santé et d’accompagner les patients atteints de maladies chroniques dans leur parcours de soins notamment ambulatoire en y intégrant la e-santé via la télémédecine (télé-expertise, téléconsultation et télésurveillance). Un focus tout particulier est porté sur la pharmacie clinique et la gestion post-crise COVID-19. L’amélioration de la communication permettant une augmentation de la sécurisation des parcours patients. Accompagner les initiatives et projets de télémédecine dans le cadre des parcours de soins. Une structure de simulation en e-santé est également proposée aux différents professionnels de santé pour assurer leur formation et leur sensibilisation aux outils de la e-santé. Ces formations donnent lieu à de nombreux partenariats notamment avec le pays francophones Canada (Québec-Montréal), Tunisie, Algérie, Belgique, Suisse.

Web:,, http://www.formations-telemedecine.org
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                    Deggendorf Institute of Technology, European Campus Rottal-Inn (DIT-ECRI)



Subject 1: Digital Health

Language: English
Duration: 3 semesters (90 ECTS)
Certificate: M.Sc. degree
Fee: NO (only students' service fee EUR 62 per semester)
Tutorial: This uniquely innovative, uniquely interdisciplinary, and uniquely international study course taught exclusively in English with no tuition fees*, offers excellent and motivated graduates of biomedical and computer science disciplines from around the world, an exclusive opportunity to immerse in a highly professional and dynamic, diverse and multicultural, hard-working and proactive Digital Health community right in the heart of Europe, with unparalleled possibilities for studying, researching and networking, and excellent career prospects, – an opportunity to specialize in a field that is revolutionizing healthcare, medicine, and the entire society. Don’t miss your unique chance to become a specialist of the future, and to join a cohort of professionals who will be shaping the world of healthcare in the decades to come!
Applications (for entry in October 2021) open until July 15th, 2021!
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Subject 2: Health Informatics

Language: English
Duration: 7 semesters
Certificate: B.Sc. degree
Fee: NO (only students' service fee EUR 62 per semester)
Tutorial: This degree course educates students to become computer scientists in the health industry. Informatics-based, medical, scientific and technical knowledge in healthcare and in the healthcare industry are influential in management. A special focus within the first four semester is on the learning of programming languages. This course provides knowledge and skills to design information systems for the healthcare sector and throughout the healthcare industry to develop, configure, operate, and comply with the applicable rules and regulations. 
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                                                          RUDN University - Russia



Subject: Advanced refresher training "Telemedicine in the Healthcare system"

Language: Russian
Duration: 2 weeks (36 academic hours)
Certificate: Yes
Fee: 10 000 RUB
Tutorial: The course of theoretical and practical classes is aimed at studying the modern aspects of telemedicine and digital healthcare. The programme focuses on the specialized skill acquisition required to use of information and communication technologies to improve the quality of medical services; highlighting existing successful technical solutions and integrating them into the medical field. This is particularly relevant at emergency and planned tele-consulting and medical care for patients who are at a great distance from a consultant-doctor (especially in cases of emergency), prenatal care and patients with chronic diseases, home monitoring hospital patients. Listeners are given the opportunity to study the theoretical aspects of telemedicine and put them into practice at business game during the course. In the framework of traditional tele-lectures, master classes are held with the participation of specialists from different countries. This provides the opportunity to get multiple experiences from leading "masters" of this area.
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                                               University of KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa


The Dept of Telehealth, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban South Africa, offers Postgraduate qualifications in both Telemedicine and Medical Informatics at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD level.

Postgraduate Diploma in eHealth.

The Post Graduate Diploma (eHealth) aims at providing graduates and working professionals with knowledge and competence in various aspects of eHealth, its practice and implementation, through reflection and development, by means of systematic surveys of current thinking, practice and research in eHealth. It aims to provide graduates with the foundations for professional practice (knowledge skills and applied competence in Medical Informatics or Telemedicine) and management of information and telemedicine services.

This programme serves to introduce managers, health practitioners, and informaticians to medical informatics and telemedicine and provides training and education to potential telemedicine practitioners and informaticians who are in Africa.

Masters in Medical Science (Telemedicine)

This is by Coursework 50% and Research 50%.

The Masters in Medical Science (Telemedicine) is designed to provide health practitioners and potential leaders and managers in the health sector with education in Telemedicine with an emphasis on issues and problems relevant to Africa. It provides graduates with specialised knowledge and competence in Telehealth and the practice of Telemedicine to improve health service to the population. Its graduates will have the foundations for specialist professional practice (knowledge skills and applied competence in Telehealth), and will have engaged with the research process and continued professional and scientific growth. This programme leads to the training of leaders in Telemedicine who are in short supply in Africa.

Masters in Medical Informatics (Medical Informatics)

This is by Coursework 50% and Research 50%.

The qualification provides graduates with knowledge, skills, and, applied competence in Medical Informatics. It aims to provide graduates with the foundation for continued personal and intellectual growth, as well as gainful economic activity. Graduates will contribute to society at large through the application of computer techniques, database management and hospital information systems that assist and improve the public health sector, hospital management and data management in medical research. The program strives to produce graduates who will provide innovation, education, scholarship and leadership in the field of Medical Informatics. This programme leads to the training of leaders in Medical Informatics in Africa.

Masters and PhD by Research

The Dept also offers research-based Masters and PhD programmes in both Telemedicine and Medical Informatics

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                                                                  UNIVALLE – Bolivia   

Universidad Privada del Valle (UNIVALLE) is a private Higher Education Institution in Bolivia, stablished on October 4th, 1988. Ever since, Univalle has emerged as a synonym of outstanding academic achievement in Bolivia and the Latin American region, with over 32 undergraduate academic programs and 16.000 graduates.

Currently, over 16.000 national and foreign students are attending their studies at state-of-the-art Campuses in Bolivia located in the cities of Cochabamba, La Paz, Sucre, Trinidad and Santa Cruz.

Univalle has designed and constructed two General Hospitals with comprehensive medical-surgical services and specialties. Both facilities are certified by national regulatory authorities in Bolivia due to its qualified medical services provision.

Univalle´s academic model is based on the following “tetralogy” strategic vision:  


Currently, the University has implemented the Biomedical Engineering Academic Department in the cities Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz and is looking forward to implementing Digital Health related programs in the future.

Univalle offers the following undergraduate Diploma: Biomedical Engineering Degree.



                                                          SAVONIA University – Finland


Subject 1: Digital Health

Language: English
Duration:  2-3 semesters (60-90 ECTS)
Certificate: M.Sc. degree

Tutorial: SAVONIA

Pursue a unique online Master's degree in Digital Health in a country internationally recognised for its technology sector and healthcare system at a top Finnish University of Applied Sciences.

Acquire unique insights into Digital Health to enhance healthcare outcomes and your career.

Apply for a programme of study to expand and deepen your knowledge of Digital Health challenges and opportunities. The next application period begins in January 2023.

Savonia's Master’s degree in Digital Health provides graduates with skills needed for innovative development of digital social and health care services, service delivery, and expert organisational management. The course of study identifies and explores multidisciplinary links between healthcare and digitization, and how these may create barriers or opportunity for synergy.  The curriculum prepares students for planning, implementing, and evaluating social welfare and health care reform in different operational environments.  This challenging and unique Master's programme is suitable for professionals working within the fields of social services, health care, engineering, or business administration.  Courses are taught in English.

The studies consist of:

• field-specific professional studies (20-30 ECTS),

• common professional studies (10-30 ECTS) Field-specific professional studies in accordance with your personal study and career plan,

• working-life related thesis (30 ECTS). Your thesis research focuses on the digitalization of social and health care services and contributes to the strategic goals of your workplace or a partner organisation.

You will have the opportunity to network with experts and employers in your own field, as well as in other fields during your studies. You will learn to recognise, evaluate, and solve working-life related challenges independently. All studies are online, and students create a personal study plan in collaboration with their tutoring teacher.  The studies can be completed in 2–3 years.  A Master’s degree from a University of Applied Sciences is equivalent to a Master’s degree from a research University.

Applications next time:  January 2023.


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