International Master’s Program in Telemedicine and E-health at University of Tromsø

Gunnar Hartvigsen
Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Johan Gustav Gustav Bellika
Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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Ingår i: Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 91:7, s. 29-31

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Publicerad: 2013-08-21

ISBN: 978-91-7519-518-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In autumn 2005; the University of Tromsø started a 2-year master of science in telemedicine and e-health. Students can choose between technology and health; and the program starts each fall. The program is developed and run in close collaboration between the University of Tromsø and the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST). The idea behind the development and implementation of telemedicine is to move information instead of patients and reduce the growing burden on health care. Master’s degree in Telemedicine and e-health provides a thorough introduction to medical technology; how health care is organized and how best to introduce telemedicine to provide better services to patients. The teaching language is English. Teaching is amixture of lectures and group work. All students write a final thesis.


International master’s program; telemedicine; e-health


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