This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2024Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
Information for research students about course offerings
The course replaces by the course FCH3101.
Contact the examiner for information.
Content and learning outcomes
Research leaders join forces to present and explain the theoretical and methodological basis for their discipline using one or several important pieces of work in the field as examples. The workshop discusses strengths and weaknesses of the approach and considers applications in varying areas. The course has an emphasis on sustainability in technology and health. The areas covered in the workshops are:
- Humans and technology in interaction
- Images in medicine
- Human tolerance, physiology in extreme environments
- Delivery of care
- Making innovations work
- Safe medical devices
- Sustainability in technology & health
Intended learning outcomes
The course will provide the student with skills to:
- describe the different relationships between technology and health
- demonstrate an understanding of the concepts ontology, representativity, validity, inference
- critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of theories and methodologies presently applied to the field of technology and health
- compare methodological approaches in the field technology and health and draw conclusions about their relevance and applicability to his/her own doctoral studies
- reflect on what the concept of sustainable development can mean in their own PhD project, as well as in the field of technology and health based on social, economic and ecological aspects
A series of half‐day workshops focusing on the different research areas and methods within technology and health (INL - 4.5 etcs; PRO - 3 etcs)
Literature and preparations
Accepted for doctoral studies at KTH or KI.
Litteratur kring varje forskningsområde motsvarande ett pensum på två arbetsdagar per workshop. Litteraturen tillhandahålls före workshops
Literature representing each research area, at a study-load of two days per workshop, provided in advance of workshops
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
- Active participation in all workshops
- Written summary linked to each workshop uploaded, including review of given literature
- Written report of 5-8 pages giving a theoretical overview and reflections of the different research areas presented, plus a critical application of theories and models to the student’s own research
- Oral presentation of above with opposition of another student/group's work.
Other requirements for final grade
Fulfilled requirements as given above; inability to attend one workshop is compensated with an extra written assignment, missing two is not permissible.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.