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PhD course: eHealth – improved data to and from patients, 3 credits

This spring we have a new course to offer PhD-students from different fields at Linnaeus University who are interested in eHealth and health informatics.

The course will give an introduction to eHealth and health informatics by briefly giving an overview of different kind of digital information technology used for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research in healthcare, including the use of big data in the field of health informatics. 

The course will focus on presenting examples of research within health informatics, discussing how research in this field can improve health as well as discussing benefits and challenges with eHealth in general.

Teaching in this course will be lectures (mainly online) with several researchers within this interdisciplinary field. Course examination is through a seminar where students will present and discuss published papers within this field.  

This course is given in collaboration with DISA (Linnaeus University center for data intensive sciences and applications).

When: Spring 2019 (3 April – 29 April)
Who: This course is open to students who have been accepted to postgraduate studies at Linnaeus university”
Pace: Half time (approximately 4 weeks, 3 credits)

Teaching: Lectures and seminar. Distance learning with 2 sessions on campus in Kalmar. We meet at campus Kalmar at course start April 3 (9.30-12.30) and for the final seminar April 29 (9.30-15.30). Between those occasions, teaching will be in form of recorded lectures via myMoodle.

Language: English

Course coordinator: Tora Hammar, PhD, senior lecturer health informatics,

Course examiner: Göran Petersson, professor health informatics,

Both are researchers at the eHealth Institute, Department of medicine and optometry, Linnaeus University as well as DISA.

Interested in taking this course?
Send an email to before March 15th

Course program: Course syllabus PhD course DISA eHealth 20190304.pdf