About the course
The focus and use of welfare and health technologies has become more common and established in healthcare. Solutions with the potential of promoting health have become an increasingly important part of everyday life for all of us.
We see an increased use of welfare and health technologies in hospitals, communities and in health clinics inclusive by the general practitioners. The citizens might stay longer in their own home with the possibility of obtaining improved quality of life being more independent and having personal freedom. The development and deployment of welfare and health technologies in the community demand theoretically based considerations and innovative skills concerning the use of technology.
We need to modernise and optimise public health services related to healthcare, why technological knowledge and an ethical reflected implementation process is essential and of utmost importance to obtain successful results. This requires a thorough introduction to the users of all aspects related to welfare and health technologies, e.g. students in healthcare professions, health professionals and the citizens. The course contains learning topics that attempt to cover these challenges.
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The course takes place in Hillerød.
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Aims and objectives
The aim is that the students obtain extended knowledge about welfare and health technologies promoting health in the healthcare sector and develop the required skills and competences by discussing and evaluating topics and methods. The aim is also to ensure the dissemination of the potential use of welfare technologies worldwide.
Content of the course
- Definitions of the following terms: technology, welfare technology, health technology, telemedicine, apps used in healthcare
- The variation of health technology – and presented solutions promoting health, e.g. welfare technologies, telemedicine, and apps
- Promotion of health with technology
- Appreciative communication
- Motivational theory
- Ethic and considerations using technology
- Psychology related to and using technology
- Assessment methods concerning welfare technologies, telemedicine solutions and regarding the use of apps
- Self-elected topics by the students, e.g. artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality as potentials in healthcare promoting health.
- Extended knowledge about using technology in healthcare, understanding the variation and potential of using technology in healthcare
- Technological profile regarding promotion of health via technologies, communicating appreciatively with students’ colleges in relation to group work and concerning technology projects
- Capabilities considering ethic aspects when using technology, psychological knowledgeable concerning the interference of and when using technology in healthcare
- Critical thinking inclusive assessment skills concerning various type of technologies, e.g. welfare technologies, telemedicine solutions and regarding the use of apps.
- Lessons by lecturers
- Lessons by external lecturers/professors
- Lessons by the student themselves (the class will be divided in groups preparing topics/subjects to teach elected topics/subjects for the rest of the class)
- Literature research at CINAHL and PubMed, e.g. some of the most widely used databases in Health Sciences
- Group work
- Project work in groups to present a problem, including field research
- Group work or individual work related to a written assignment
The students will work in groups with a project – a self-elected health topic and technology during the first five weeks. The groups must also during the first five weeks prepare two different student lessons for the class, teach the class about two topics, and participate in the two times one lessons prepared by the other groups.
Each group presents the project with opponents from a second group, which must prepare questions referring to the subject of the presentation in the end of week 5. The last week each student elaborate an abstract related to the group project.
The approval is giving by participation at all presentations of the groups, participation in all student lessons and handing in the individual abstract. The abstract will be rated on the 7-point grading scale.