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CM2012 Medical Technologies in Digital Healthcare Transformation 7.5 credits

The course provides with fundamental knowledge about drivers of healthcare transformation, methods and technologies in digital transformation of healthcare. The course offers an important preparation of students for taking role in digital health transformation.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus CM2012 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course provides with fundamental knowledge about drivers of healthcare transformation, methods and technologies in digital transformation of healthcare. The course offers an important preparation of students for taking a role in the digital health transformation.  Course content includes the following:

Healthcare Transformation

•Precision Medicine

•Patient Centredness and Patient Engagement

•Evidence-Based Medicine, 

•Patient safety 

•High-Value Care 

•Triple and Quadruple Aim of Healthcare

Digitalization of Healthcare

•Health Data and Health Data Management

•PROMs and PREMs

•Lean and Six-sigma in healthcare

•Security, Privacy and GDPR

•Interoperability in Digital Healthcare

•Ethics in Digital Health

Tools and Methods

•Business Intelligence

•Process-oriented Data Science 

•Machine Learning and Data Visualization tools

•Social Media, challenges and Opportunities

•Usability and User Experience 

Medical Technology

•Fundamental of medical technology and digital health regulations

•Connected Medical Devices

•Real-Time Locations Systems

•Telemedicine, eHealth and mHealth

•Wearable technologies and consumer level health device

Intended learning outcomes

The student, after the completion of the course, should be able to:

·       Motivate the need for transformation in the current healthcare system.

·       Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of digitalization in such transformation process.

·       Recognize the impact of medical technologies in digital health transformation

·       Demonstrate a solid understanding of data-driven methods for improvement at the hospital

·       Critically identify the opportunities and barriers for adoption of digital tools in a care environment

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed B.Sc. degree project 15 ECTS ; 25 ECTS in mathematics, 15 ECTS in physics, and 10 ECTS in programming / computing. Alternative one year of work experience in biomedical technology, applied physics, industrial economics or entrepreneurship. English 6/B.

Recommended prerequisites

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Participants should bring own laptops, tablets or other device with active internet connection


Information about course literature is announced in the course PM.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • RED1 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Final grade, grade scale A-F.
The exam (A-F) determines the final grade for the course when all course parts have been passed. The examination form and grading criteria will be specified in a course-PM.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved assignments and quizzes, oral and written presentation of project work and final written exam. Attendance is mandatory in 70% of lectures.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Medical Engineering, Technology and Health

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Fernando Seoane Martinez (