Medical Tourism: Issues

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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 travelling charges, making good treatment and better medical facilities affordable for patients. Medical tourism includes informing patients about the best treatment facilities, tourism opportunities, travel arrangements and destination more »»

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 orthopaedic 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 issues related to medical tourism.

Who Should Attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical
  • Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians

Key concepts covered include:

  • Issues related to destination country
  • Issues related to medical tourists
  • Issues related to the healthcare system in the source country
  • Issues related to the sustainability of the medical tourism business


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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