eHealth in a Global Perspective

7.5 credits

eHealth is about digital support for prevention, diagnosing, treatment and monitoring of health. eHealth includes for example the use of EHR in healthcare organizations, patients’ use of apps or healthcare information web-sites on the Internet and robots supporting in the care of elderly and disabled at home. eHealth offers opportunities to improve healthcare effectiveness but also implies a number of challenges. In this course we will offer an overview of different digital information technologies for healthcare. We will explore and compare the development, research and prerequisites for eHealth in different countries and discuss the opportunities and challenges of eHealth from a global perspective.

The course period starts with Welcome and Orientation Programme 12-13 July, 2019


The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.

The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.

In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.