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The information session on 19 April will introduce radiology technologist studies at hospitals in Tallinn

18.04.2022
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This autumn the Tartu Health Care College will commence the training of radiology technologists in Tallinn – the place where such health care specialists are needed the most. All those interested in starting radiology technologist curriculum studies this autumn in the Tallinn student group are invited to participate in the online information session at 14:00 on Tuesday, 19 April.

A radiology technologist is a specialist who uses hi-tech equipment to conduct radiology-related diagnostics, for instance X-ray and ultrasound examinations, as well as various treatment procedures to maintain and boost human health while preventing and diagnosing illnesses. Only the Tartu Health Care College is the only place in Estonia to study radiology technology, with studies lasting 3.5 years. The students will be taught in the capital city at the East Tallinn Central Hospital and the West Tallinn Central Hospital, as well as a maximum of 20 days per semester at the Tartu Health Care College.

Zinaida Läänelaid, Head of the Radiology and Bioanalysys Department of the Tartu Health Care College, explains that the mission of the college is to train healthcare specialists at locations where they are needed the most, which is why in addition to Tartu you can study to become a radiology technologist in Tallinn thanks to an established cooperation with capital city hospitals. While this autumn ten first year students will begin radiology technologist studies in Tartu, eight students living closer to Tallinn will be able to do the same at both hospitals there.

The team of radiology technologists at the East Tallinn Central Hospital is looking forward to receiving young and eager colleagues. Radiology head nurse Ande Pinnar is fully satisfied with the training arrangements. “As the studies will be conducted at one particular hospital, the students will also find it easy to become familiarised with our practical work processes,” she explained. “Furthermore, they can become part of our team already during their studies. Our team is the source of our strength and the motivation to resume work every morning. It is like our second family.”

According to Kadri Karner, leading radiology technologist at the West Tallinn Central Hospital, the hospital will certainly welcome new radiology technologists. “Radiology technologists are lesser-known medical professionals compared to doctors and nurses, yet they are in high demand. The radiology department is like the heart of any healthcare institution today, crucial for its operation. Radiology technologists make a defining contribution to the provision of healthcare services. This speciality is suitable for those who enjoy working with both people and machines. Our hospital is a modern training and work environment, and our staff members are professional, friendly and supporting,” Karner added.

All those interested in starting radiology technologist curriculum studies this autumn in the Tallinn student group are invited to participate in the online information session at 14:00 on Tuesday, 19 April. For further details and registration go to nooruse.ee/radioloogiatehnik. Admission to the college is from 13-29 June.