CHOIR develops and provides education in various programs within UT, and for healthcare practitioners.
We offer healthcare logistics courses at UT on undergraduate and graduate levels within the Industrial Engineering & Management, Applied Mathematics, and Health Sciences programs. Students from these programs also perform graduation projects within healthcare organizations, under supervision of CHOIR staff or PhD candidates. Hereby, they contribute to CHOIR’s research and valorization activities. Since 2003, more than 200 students have performed their graduation projects in this manner. Many alumni remain to work in healthcare after their graduation. Furthermore, CHOIR staff takes part in a PhD course offered by the LNMB.
We also provide a two-year post-master PDEng program in Healthcare Logistics. Its focus is on the design of high-end and innovative solutions for complex multi-disciplinary logistics problems in healthcare. The program combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects.
Since healthcare operations management is lacking in medicine education, many healthcare managers lack education in this domain. We therefore provide tailored in-company training programs for healthcare managers, administrators, and also clinicians. Doing these courses incompany allows discussing the organization’s current logistical problems within the course. We address topics such as hierarchical planning, integral capacity management, stochasticity and variability, elementary queuing theory, and planning and scheduling. Participants are provided with free tools to bring the concepts to practice. The course duration is anywhere from 0.5 to 8 days. In its most extensive form, participants perform a logistics project parallel to the course, under supervision of CHOIR staff.