Syllabus for Co-Design of Digital Health Innovations

Samskapande av digitala hälsoinnovationer

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 3HI004
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Medical Science A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2020-08-20
  • Established by: The Educational Board of Medicine
  • Applies from: Autumn 2020
  • Entry requirements:

    A minimum of 120 credits. English proficiency, normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

  • Responsible department: Department of Women's and Children's Health

Decisions and guidelines

The course is part of Uppsala University's work within the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health and targets both professionals and students at all disciplines.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The course aims at providing in-depth knowledge about health innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as skills to develop innovative solutions to challenges with relevance to health, health care and quality of life. Interdisciplinary teams of course participants will, in association with stakeholders, identify needs-based problems and in dialogue with target groups (public and patient involvement, PPI) develop solutions for identified problems. Feedback on process and proposed solutions are given by teachers and mentors, course participants (peer learning) and the potential end-users.

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • Identify problems and challenges with relevant to health and care based on existing settings in, for example, the public and private sector,
  • Plan, implement and apply methodology for an innovation project with a user focus and within given timeframes
  • Understand the importance of and utilize the knowledge and experience of interdisciplinary groups in developing creative innovation projects
  • Compile, use and critically interpret relevant information for the innovation project
  • Give oral and written presentations adapted to different kinds of target groups
  • Give constructive feedback to oral and written presentations given by other course participants.


With the citizen's needs in focus and gained knowledge about health innovation, the course participants identify, plan, carries through and evaluate a relevant health innovation project. As support for the work, theory and practical introduction about methods on how to co-create with the intended user of the innovation solution are provided. Theoretical discussions are combined with practical work on how to energize creativity in innovative processes and how project groups can enable productive collaboration. Ideas are tested through meetings with needs-providers, mentors from innovation support organisations and the final solutions is presented to a panel of evaluators and end-users.


Place visits, lectures, seminars, project work in teams. Teaching is in English


Written test, active participation in mandatory assignments and completion of a project according to instructions (3 credits). Oral and written reports (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.