autumn 2018

INF-3910-4 Computer Science Seminar: Advanced mHealth systems and applications - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 29.01.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Location

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

Type of course

The course is open for qualified students as a singular master's-level course. The course is given according to capacity and demand.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Higher Education Entrance Requirement + Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar education. The Bachelor degree must contain a specialization in Computer Science worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits.

Application code: 9371 - Singular courses at master's level

Course content

The seminar deals with state-of-the-art research topics in computer science not covered by regular courses. The seminar content is normally linked to ongoing research activities at the research groups. The seminar will normally have a different content each time it is given. A seminar specific content will be made and preapproved by the programme board every time it is given. 

The content of this seminar will be:

This course covers advanced principles of mHealth (mobile health) systems and applications. The course addresses classic principles for design and implementation of mHealth systems and applications and discusses emerging mHealth trends from the international research front. Particularly, the following topics will be addressed:

  • Health Monitoring for different patients- and population groups
  • Motivational and persuasive techniques and mechanisms in mHealth for different patients- and population group
  • Self-management systems in mHealth for people with chronic conditions and NCDs
  • Evaluation criteria for mHealth systems and applications
  • Reducing diagnostic errors through the use of mHealth systems and applications

Objectives of the course

A general educational aim of the seminar will be to:

  • expose students to state-of-the-art research topics in computer science
  • help the students to develop essential research and independent learning
  • broaden students' understanding of computer science by introducing additional special topics into the curriculum.

A more detailed list of learning outcomes on successful completion of the seminar will be made and preapproved by the programme board every time it is given.

Detailed learning outcomes for this seminar is:

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of state of the art literature on mHealth systems and applications.
  • Knowledge of design and implementation principles of modern mHealth systems and applications.
  • Hands on experience with design and implementation of mHealth systems and applications.
  • Knowledge of how advanced mHealth systems and applications can be contribute to patient treatment and health management.

Skills:

  • Mastering discussion of advanced scientific papers on mHealth systems and applications.
  • Skills in prototyping of mHealth systems and applications including its architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Analyze the behavior of the developed mHealth prototype(s).
  • Skills in presenting mHealth system(s) and application(s).
  • Identify research problems and challenges in mHealth.
  • Manage to discuss how mHealth systems and applications can contribute to better health care.
  • List the state-of-art tools and techniques for addressing research problems and challenges in mHealth systems and applications.

General competence:

  • Competence to read scientific literature related to mHealth, and carefully extract information from it and present it coherently in public.
  • Competence in selecting adequate approach to design and implementation of mHealth and mobile systems and applications.
  • Competence in asking relevant questions about mHealth and mobile systems and applications.
  • Conduct reviews, writing, and presentations of mHealth and mobile systems.
  • Take part in on-line discussions of research on mHealth systems and applications.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language. 

Teaching methods

To be specified according to 10 ECTS and consist of various combinations of lectures, seminars, colloquium and laboratory work. This seminar will consist of: 

Lectures: 30 hours, Colloquium: 30 hours, Laboratory guidance: 30 hours. 

Assessment

Assessment methods and course requirements will vary from seminar to seminar. For each seminar it will be chosen an assessment method and course requirements that are academically appropriate. Assessment methods and course requirements for this seminar will be:

Oral exam counting 100%. Approved assignments give access to the final oral exam.

Course requirements: The coursework includes up to 3 written assignments graded "Approved" / "Not approved". Oral presentation of the assignments and demonstration of a working system can be claimed. Participation in the seminars is mandatory. Students must expect to prepare and give oral presentations of chosen research papers in the seminars.

(One of the assignments will be different for INF-3910-4 and INF-8207.)

Grading scale: Letter grades A-E, F - fail

Re-sit examination: It will not be given a re-sit examination in in this course.

Postponed examination: Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed oral exam. If practically possible the examination is arranged during the semester as soon as the reasons for absence have ceased.

Schedule

Course overlap

INF-8207 Advanced mHealth systems and applications 8 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list are available in Canvas or by contacting the teacher or the student adviser.