1st Semester

Mandatory course 1x5 credits

  • Health informatics – needs, objectives and limitations 5 credits (KI)

Two alternatives depending on background 15 credits or 2 x 7,5 credits

Alternative 1, Bridging course for students with healthcare background:

Supplementary course in Computer and Systems Science 15 credits (SU)

The course provides the basic knowledge to students, who have little or no previous education in the subject of computer and systems sciences. It gives knowledge, e.g. databases, programming, HCI, information security, computer networks. By completing the course, the students can continue their study at the master level at the department.

Alternative 2, Bridging courses for students with IT background:

  • Basic medical science 7,5 credits (KI)

  • Health care organisation and management 7,5 credits (KI)

Mandatory course 1 x 10 credits for all students

Computer applications in health care and biomedicine 10 credits (KI)


2nd Semester

Four mandatory courses

  • User needs and requirements engineering 10 credits (KI)

  • Standardisation within health informatics 5 credits (KI)

  • Data Science for Health Informatics 7,5 credits (SU)

  • Scientific research methods 7,5 credits (KI)

3rd Semester

Two mandatory courses

  • Project management and tools for health informatics 7,5 credits (SU)

  • Current research and trends in health informatics 15 credits (KI)

Elective course 1 x 7,5 credit
One of the two following courses

Introduction to Information Security 7,5 credits (SU)

The course is primarily an introductory course that prepares students for advanced studies in the field of information security and digital security. The course therefore provides a general conceptual framework for the subject area and provide familiarity with the terminology that is relevant to the more specialised security and forensics courses offered by the department.

Entrepreneurship in the digital society 7,5 credits (SU)

The objective with the course is to provide basic knowledge of how business ideas can be developed and executed as well as how they are being converted into business models. When you have completed the course, you will have the necessary tools and understanding to succeed in testing and evaluating a business idea.

4th Semester

  • Master thesis in Health Informatics 30 credits (KI & SU)