The course takes place in period

4 (2023-03-20 to 2023-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is a general overview of
the digitalisation in the Nordic healthcare,its
driving forces and its ethical challenges. To
formulate a sustainable roadmap for digital
service development, implementation and
interventions in a healthcare context.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course you are expected
to be able to:

  • have theoretical knowledge of health
    technology and its growth and development as a
    means of increasing equality and participation
  • discuss the future potential and development
    of health technology
  • identify areas where health technology can
    increase access to support and healthcare
  • critically reflect on health technology in
    relation to evidence, quality and ethical
  • lead the implementation of health technology
    within your own area
  • cherish a person-centered approach in
    relation to welfare technology

Course contents

Different health technology examples and their
possibilities in health and welfare.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A bachelor degree and at least two years work
experience gained after completing the higher
education degree

Additional information

Note that the Leadership for Nordic Healthcare
programme is entirely online, and therefore
this course will consist of online activities
The course requires active commitment each
week, as peer-learning and self-driven learning
activities are the foundation for deep learning.

Recommended or required reading

Hyppönen, H., Koch, S., Faxvaag, A., Gilstad,
H., Nohr, C., Hardardottir, G.A.,
Andreassen, H., Bertelsen, P., Kangas, M.,
Reponen, J. and Villumsen, S., 2017.
Nordic eHealth benchmarking: From piloting
towards established practice. Nordic
Council of Ministers. TemaNord 2017:528
Lupton, D., 2017. Digital health: critical and
cross-disciplinary perspectives.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 6 hours
  • Small-group work - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 123 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:

  1. active group discussions
  2. a written task

The examinations contribute to the final grade
as follows: group discussions passed/failed,
but activity have an effect on the final grade.
The written task is graded 0-5


Tana Jonas


Tana Jonas

Group size

No limit (12 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2023-03-06 to 2023-04-02

Assessment methods

2023-05-31 - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2023-04-25 15:00 - 17:00 Ethical and digital Nordic healthcare Zoom link: Tana Jonas
2023-05-09 15:00 - 17:00 Ethical and digital Nordic healthcare Zoom link: Tana Jonas
2023-05-16 15:00 - 17:00 Ethical and digital Nordic healthcare Zoom link: Tana Jonas

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