Published: 11-03-2015 08:16 | Updated: 11-03-2015 08:17

Karolinska Institutet launches a MOOC in e-health

Karolinska Institutet is now launching a massive open online course (MOOC) in the subject e-health. The course is being delivered via the international education group edX.

Karolinska Institutet has been offering a master's programme in e-health for the past five years and will now also be offering a MOOC in the field of e-health (health informatics). In simple terms, the subject is about building bridges between medicine and technology and making information management in health and social care both safe and effective.

The idea of the course is to offer students from all over the world an introduction to the field of e-health and its opportunities and challenges from different perspectives. The MOOC will give students an understanding of what health informatics is, and how it works.

“IT projects in the healthcare sector require substantial expertise regarding the needs of the medical sector, as well as an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the technology. E-health can improve many aspects of the healthcare sector, but more insight is needed into the inherent problems of this area. We will be providing this knowledge in the course”, says course coordinator Professor Sabine Koch.

The e-health MOOC begins on the 22 April 2015.

Read more about the MOOC in eHealth.