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FHN3014 Medical Technology 3.0 credits

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Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FHN3014 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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 areas covered in the workshops are:

  • Humans and technology in interaction
  • Images in medicine
  • Human tolerance, extreme physiology
  • 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
  • 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 aspect

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Accepted for doctoral studies at KTH or KI (and from other universities after consultation with the course director).

Recommended prerequisites

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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 assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 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.

  1. Active participation in the three chosen workshops
  2. A written assignment related to each of the seminars, plus preparation tasks and review of provided literature

Other requirements for final grade

Fulfilled requirements as given above.

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 (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems