Medical Tourism – Introduction

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    1 Video
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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Medical tourism mainly focusses on health care providers and patients who seek medical care from other countries. There is a huge increase in demand for medical tourism due to the borderless advances in technology, coupled with affordable traveling charges, making good treatment, and better medical facilities affordable for patients. read more »»

Medical tourism includes informing patients about the best treatment facilities, tourism opportunities, travel arrangements, and destination countries. Many countries are developing medical tourism by offering a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services in comfortable modern facilities. Destinations in Asia like India, Singapore, Thailand are more popular for orthopedic and cardiac surgical procedures and are attracting several international patients and generating substantial revenues.

Knowledge of medical tourism can help health care professionals and other executives to effectively improve their career opportunities in a new and growing area.

This course provides information on the basics of medical tourism, and the advantages and opportunities it provides.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists and Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Basics of medical tourism
  • How important it has become for both health care providers and countries to build their economy
  • Advantages in medical tourism
  • Opportunities in medical tourism
  • Countries providing medical tourism


Prof. Ki Nam Jin

Professor, Dept of Health Administration
Yonsei University, South Korea


KI Nam Jin working as a Professor at Yonsei University. He has done a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Areas: Medical tourism, Healthcare Innovation Research Activities: He has worked with several government agencies(Korea Health Industry Development Institutes, Korea Tourism Organization) to promote medical tourism in Korea. Publications: Medical Tourism: Structure & Trend(2013), Medical Tourism: Service Marketing(2015), Handbook on Medical Tourism & Patient Mobility(2015)

For: intermediates

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