Course syllabus


ETIF20, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2020-03-24

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BME3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


E-health can be defined as healthcare and promotion of health using information and communication technology (ICT). The objective of the course is to give the students insights into the field of e-health and how the areas has developed during recent years. Another objective of the course is to teach the students how to analyze and develop future concepts in the field of e-health based on available ICT and the course therefore introduces the student to a number of areas which are essential to the development of novel products and services in this field.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must




Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must




The course is focused on how e-health can be used for healthcare and for promotion of health and how progress in information and communication technology makes this possible. The course shows how e-health can be used for: promotion of health and preventive means, analysis and diagnostics at symptoms or at high risk for illness, or treatment when a diagnosis is avaliable. It will be discussed how e-health can simplify and/or improve the communication between different actors in the healthcare system and how different technologies ca be used to speed up all flows of information and make diagnostics/expertise and treatment available for as many as possible. Theories and guidelines from cogition research and interaction design is presented in the course as an important aspect when developing e-health solutions. The course investigates the perspectives of both the patient and the healthcare provider.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination is based on an exam in the end of the course and on activity in groupwise project work. The degree on the course is based on the exam but requires that the groupwise project work is finalized.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: EITA01 Introduction to biomedical engineering and EEMA01 Biomedical design
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Martin Stridh,