Co-Design of Digital Health Innovations, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Summer 2022, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 13 June 2022

    End date: 12 August 2022

    Application deadline: 15 March 2022

    Application code: UU-93108 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Outline for distance course: The course is given in English and completely online, with a high degree of self-guided learning. To facilitate for students in different time zones, as well as for students with other obligations, all learning materials will be accessible to the students in an asynchronous form at the time that suits the individual participant. Discussions will be held in online forums to enable asynchronous dialogue and feedback. The course runs half-time (20 h/week) 14th June – 4th July, with a break in the scheduled teaching 5th July – 1st August (time for self-guided learning and project work), to resume again with half-time asynchronous teaching/learning activities 2nd-15th August.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 1 May 2022 – 1 June 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 18,125

Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125

About the course

The course aims at providing in-depth knowledge about digital health innovation based on the needs of patients, family caregivers and healthcare professionals. 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 the process and proposed solutions are given by teachers and mentors, course participants (peer learning) and the potential end-users.

The course is designed for both working professionals and students from all disciplines. The desired mix of students includes people with a clinical background, relevant technical backgrounds (e.g. software engineering, health informatics or computer science), as well as people with their own patient and/or family caregiver experiences.

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Department of Women's and Children's Health

MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 1 tr 752 37 Uppsala

Akademiska sjukhuset, 751 85 UPPSALA


Maria Hägglund