A minimum of three years health and/or social science education at higher level, and two years of relevant vocational practice after graduation.
As relevant professional practice experience is regarded as, for example, nurse, radiographer, doctor, social educator, child welfare educator, bioengineer, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, social worker and dentist, or experience from other relevant positions in the health and/or social care sector.
Admission is made in accordance with the Regulations relating to admission to studies and courses at the University of Agder. Reference is also made to supplementary rules for admission to health and social informatics, experience-based master's programmes, https://www.uia.no/studier2/opptak/opptaksforskrifter-og-utfyllende-regler-for-opptak-til-masterprogram/lover-regler-og-forskrifter/utfyllende-regler-for-opptak-til-helse-og-sosialinformatikk-erfaringsbasert-masterprogram
The master's programme in health informatics is a collaboration between the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The programme is based on a problem-oriented approach, central to this are critical analysis, reflection and research approaches to issues in health and social care practice. Research methodology and project work are important parts of the programme.
The programme is based on seven courses spread over three academic years. In all academic years, one of the courses is organized as project work.
|1. sem||HSI415-G Understanding Techonolgy 10 sp||HSI414-G (1/2) Reseach Methods in Social Sciences. Project 1 10 sp|
|2. sem||HSI414-G (2/2) Reseach Methods in Social Sciences. Project 1 10 sp||HSI416-G System Development, Project Management and Evaluation 10 sp|
|3. sem||HSI418-G Theory of Science, Ethics in Research, and Research Design 10 sp||HSI417-G (1/2) Practice in Research Methods. Project 2 10 sp|
|4. sem||HSI417-G (2/2) Practice in Research Methods. Project 2 10 sp||HSI419-G ICT, Management, Organisation, Health- and Social Politics 10 sp|
|5. sem||HSI501-G (1/2) Master's Project 20 sp|
|6. sem||HSI501-G (2/2) Master's Project 20 sp|
The master's programme will educate candidates who have the competence to contribute in the design, development, introduction, application and evaluation of various ICT (information and communication technology) based solutions in the health, care and welfare sectors.
On successful completion of the programme, the candidates will:
Problem-based learning is a central teaching method in the programme. Learning requires that the student works independently, at the same time learning also takes place in interaction with others, in a learning community where fellow students, teachers and others are included.
Various forms of student-active teaching and learning methods such as:
In the work on assignments, students participate in project seminars. Work progress on the thesis is focused on, including presentation of the research question and choice of method with responses from fellow students and teachers.
The Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences facilitates student exchange through established mobility programs. Students can apply for an exchange to one of the faculty's collaborative institutions abroad for one or two semesters while the master's project is being carried out.
Significant parts of the curriculum are in English, and therefore the students learn English terminology. Some of the teaching is also given in English. The course HSI501-G Master's Project can be completed in English, and is available to incoming exchange students.
The programme provides a basis for appointment to positions where health informatics is a key competence in the work to improve services in the health, care and welfare sectors.
Other relevant work is teaching, research, professional development in the health services or scientific positions at universities and university colleges, as well as management positions.
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences