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FCH3101 Technology and Health 7.5 credits

The course Technology and Health contributes to an overall orientation about the subject's various research areas and to the development of necessary skills.

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Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus FCH3101 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

A series of half‐day workshops focusing on the different research areas and methods within technology and health

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. Each 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.

Course contents

  • Humans and technology in interaction
  • Images in medicine
  • Human tolerance, physiology in extreme environments
  • Delivery of care and safety in systems
  • Data-driven life science
  • Sustainability in technology and health
  • Gender and diversity – perspectives on work, technology and health

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to:

  • describe the different relationships between technology and health
  • 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 of technology and health and draw conclusions about their relevance and applicability to his/her own doctoral studies
  • reflect on what the concepts of sustainable development, gender equality, diversity and equal opportunities can mean in their own PhD project, as well as in the field of technology and health based on social, economic and ecological aspects

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.

Recommended prerequisites

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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.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand-in exercises, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Preparatory reading must have been undertaken to a satisfactory standard (which may be tested in the form of a brief online activity).

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

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Zhou Zhou (

Supplementary information

The course replaces the course F6L5025.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems