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INF-3770 Computer Science in Health Technology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for informatikk

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular master's-level course.

Course overlap

INF-3792 Medical informatics 5 stp

Course contents

The course presents computer science research and development in health technology, with focus on relevant research in projects at Department of computer science. Areas covered include: medical computations, biomedical decision-making, standards in medical informatics, ICT in healthcare, computer architecture for health and biomedical systems, system engineering in healthcare, natural language systems in healthcare, medical imaging, patient-centered health IT systems, evaluation criteria for healthcare systems, electronic health records, telemedicine, clinical decision support systems, ambient assisted living, smart homes, bioinformatics, ethics in medical informatics, modern applications and trends and future applications in medical computer science and medical informatics.

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

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

Objective of the course

Knowledge - The student has

Skills - The student can

General competence - The student can

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

Lectures: 30 hours, Colloquium: 30 hours, Lab: 30 hours. The course is given every fall semester.


A 4 hours final written exam counting 100%. Approved assignments give access to the final written exam.

Grading scale: Letter grades A-E, F - Fail.

Course requirements: Up to 4 mandatory exercises / laboratory reports. Presentations and mandatory exercises / laboratory reports are graded Approved / Not approved.

Re-sit examination: It will not be given a re-sit exam in the teaching free semester for this course, unless a postponed exam already is arranged (conditional re-sit exam). To get access to the exam in the teaching free semester the student must have passed the course requirements.

Postponed examination: Given early in the following semester. It will be arranged a 4 hour written exam counting 100%. To get access to the postponed examination the student must have passed the course requirements.