Medical Informatics

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MD030

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1F, Human-Computer Interaction A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 12 February 2020
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits with 60 credits in science/engineering including a course at Master's level in computer-assisted image analysis, e.g. Computer-Assisted Image Analysis I, or a course at Master's level in human-computer interaction. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • determine which problems in health care practice are appropriate to address, including ethical and safety positions, by using computerised methods for visualisation and analysis
  • account for how practices within health care can be supported by computerised tools
  • select and apply appropriate methods, e.g. from image analysis, for addressing specific problems in health care
  • describe how the requirements of different stakeholders within health care (e.g. physicians, nurses, lab analysts) can be studied and fulfiled
  • describe the challenges in designing advanced data analysis and information systems for health care practice
  • account for the challenges in deploying and using advanced data analysis and information systems in health care practice


Medical documentation and electronic patient records. Image capturing, analysis and processing techniques. Medical terminology and standards. Modelling, simulation, and visualisation as tools for diagnosis and therapy. Medical knowledge representation and decision support. User interfaces in health care. Telemedicine.


Lectures. Project work in groups. Guest lectures. Study visits. Tutoring of group work.


Written tests and assignments (3 credits). Oral and written presentation of project work (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 disability coordinator of the university.

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