Department of Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is referred to the rapidly-growing practice of travelling across international borders to obtain health care. It also refers pejoratively to the practice of healthcare providers travelling internationally to deliver healthcare. Services typically sought by travelers include elective procedures as well as complex specialized surgeries such as joint replacement, cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries. However, virtually every type of health care, including psychiatry, alternative treatments, convalescent care and even burial services are available.

Over 50 countries have identified medical tourism as a national industry. However, accreditation and other measures of quality vary widely across the globe, and there are risks and ethical issues that make this method of accessing medical care controversial. Also, some destinations may become hazardous or even dangerous for medical tourists.

Greater numbers than ever before of student volunteers, health professions trainees, and researchers from resource-rich countries are working temporarily and anticipating future work in resource-starved areas.

The course will draw students from all branches of the industry and also some civil servants and other government workers involved in medical tourism.

As the medical tourism market evolves and grows and becomes more competitive it will demand more complex business practices. The courses in the department Medical Tourism will offer people working in the healthcare, insurance and medical tourism industry the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill set, enabling businesses to operate on a more sophisticated level.


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