When it comes to research and development we are particularly interested in patient safety, health promotion and social inclusion. Students often participate in research and development projects – by working with teachers and researchers you gain invaluable hands-on knowledge already during your study time.
Within the area of patient safety our department is a forerunner in simulation pedagogics, IT-based medicine competence, and in the prevention of risks in care regarding human factors. Health promotion is another area of focus where Arcada has a solid competence and the department focuses its RDI activities in this field on preventing impaired work capacity and extending working careers. Within the research area of social involvement, the department focuses on social capital and service development (mental health, child care and elderly care).
Arcada is in a close co-operation with, among others, municipalities, Folkhälsan, Helsinki and Uusimaa’s hospital district, and many universities such as Helsinki University, Riga University and the UAS in Stavanger, Halmstad and Mälardalen.