IDG2000 - Area Course: Design in Healthcare


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project 60/100
School exam 40/100 3 hours E

Course content

The challenges in health and care services in Norway are complex, and often become apparent in the meeting points between patients or relatives and the health services' resource framework. Future health and care services will be heavily influenced by an increasing and aging population, higher incidence of chronic diseases and higher demands to health and care services (Meld.St. 7 (2019-2020) National health and hospital plan 2020-2023). In this complex picture of challenges, there are opportunities to create sustainable services that utilize competence, knowledge, technology and collaboration in coherent service processes for users. This requires a broad involvement both within and outside the health and care sector.

The aim of the course is for students to gain interdisciplinary competence in design and health, and utilize this competence in a project. The course will focus on finding new and innovative solutions across disciplines through teamwork.

Students will be introduced to the interplay between health, health promotion, technology, design and society.

Learning outcome

Knowledge goals

  • Basic knowledge of opportunities and challenges in the design of health services
  • Design and health as an interdisciplinary area
  • Relevant professional language, research and development
  • Design methods
  • Insight into ethical challenges


  • Apply design in a health-related project
  • Apply relevant theory in compulsory activities
  • Develop an understanding of the interaction between humans and technology in health services
  • Ability for interdisciplinary interaction
  • Can reflect upon the choices made in an interdisciplinary project

General competence

  • Work interdisciplinary in teams
  • Critical and reflective attitude to the design of health services
  • Organize and disseminate results of group work

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Group work [Problem-based group work]
  • Compulsory assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig 1
  • Oblig 2
  • Oblig 3

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities

  • 3 mandatory work requirements
  • Individual theoretical examination (40%)
  • Team-based project submission (60%)
  • Both must be passed to get a grade in the course

Supplementary on continuation:

  • Failed compulsory assignments must be taken again at the next ordinary completion of the course
  • Resit of exam at the next ordinary completion of the course

Required previous knowledge

Prerequisites for admission to the study programs: Bachelor in Web Development. Bachelor in Interaction Design, Bachelor in Graphic Design and Bachelor in Technology Design and Management.

Course materials

Information about the syllabus, will be given in the beginning of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Design Methodology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 40/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Project 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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