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HARKKA – Training together to tackle tomorrow’s health challenges

The objective of the HARKKA project is to ensure a smooth transition of students of health care into work as well as to guarantee sufficient practical training in order to ensure the quality and safety of care in the evolving service system. The goal of the project is to develop the practices and environments for practical training.

A common challenge for both the education field and the health care service system is to ensure competence and suitable possibilities for practical training. By developing the practices and environments for practical training, we create new models of operation to guarantee high-quality learning and the required skills.

We design multi-functional, authentic and technology supported training environments and methods in close collaboration with higher education institutions and the service system. We audit and evaluate different training environments as well as innovate and try out new possibilities for remote training. We move the focus of training in strengthening basic services. We also develop multi-professional teamwork skills and guidance practices.

Project partners include a number of universities and universities of applied sciences throughout Finland. The result of our collaboration will be a nationwide model of operation for the students of health care to practice clinical and multi-professional skills in authentic, simulated and digital training environments. All higher education institutions of health care both in Finland and abroad can benefit from the results.

Project partners

KAMK – University of Applied Sciences
University of Lapland / Centre for Media Pedagogy
Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk)
University of Oulu
Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Contact us

Tiina Tervaskanto-Mäentausta
project manager
senior lecturer, preventive health care
tiina.tervaskanto-maentausta@oamk.fi
+358 50 359 6192


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