Course - Digitalisation in the municipal health care services - HELG8001
HELG8001 - Digitalisation in the municipal health care services
Examination arrangement: Written assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed
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Digitalisation in the municipal health and care services has been a health policy priority for two decades. Today, digital solutions are part of most work processes in the services. The question is no longer whether the services will be digitalised, but how fast and with what priority. It is well recognized that digitalisation involves changes in how the services are provided and organized, in how illness and health care are experienced and in how patients, relatives, and health professionals relate to each other and collaborate. To exploit the opportunities following the digitalisation for the good of patients, services and society, the development, implementation and use of digital solutions should be knowledge based. In this PhD course, the students will develop understanding of key aspects of the research on digitalisation of the municipal health and care services. Including various research traditions, basic concepts and analytical approaches.
- has extensive understanding of the relationships between health policy, trends in technology development, implementation and use of digital solutions in the services
- has extensive understanding of the concepts and analytical approaches used in key research traditions
- can critically assess the appropriateness and application of the concepts and analytical approaches used in key research traditions on digital solutions in the services
- has extensive understanding of the methodological and epistemological consequences of that the research on digital solution has interdisciplinary and applied aspirations
- formulates research questions for and plan research that is relevant to the services
- relies on knowledge from the key research traditions in professional and public debates on development, implementation and use of digital solutions in the services
- reflects on complex practical issues related to the development, implementation and use of digital solutions in the services
- critically reflects on the consequences of that collaboration in the services and clinical encounters are being digitalised.
- identifies relevant issues related to development, implementation and use of digital solutions in the services
- recognises the key research traditions' concepts and analytical approaches in negotiations and practices related to research, implementation and use of digital solutions in the services
- assess the need for, take the initiative to and manage implementation of new digital solutions in the services
Learning methods and activities
The teaching includes a combination of lectures, seminars, and supervision. The lectures address the broad lines in course and the curriculum and provide an overview over the central themes. The supervision is given on texts developed by the students in individual groups
- Attendance, 100%
Further on evaluation
- Attendance, 100% at a four-day seminar
- The syllabus must be read before the course
- Obligatory activities are valid for 2 semesters
- The exam is an individual, written paper (assignment). The paper must be submitted no later than 2 weeks after completing the course and must be 2000-3000 words. Further information about the exam is given during the course
- Students who do not pass the exam must submit an improved version of the submitted assignment in the same semester.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
The target audience for this course are PhD students who plan or carry out research in the municipal health and care services. Phd students enrolled at the Graduate-level Research School of Municipal Healthcare Services or PhD students who are employed at research school’s partner institutions (NTNU is a partner institution) will be prioritized.
Maximum number of participants are 25.
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Credits: 5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2023
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- Health Science
- Human Movement Science
- Occupational Therapy
- Nursing and Midwife
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