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.
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1 May 2022 – 1 June 2022
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
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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.