Development of technology that increases quality of life
Do you want to work with technological solutions for better health and increased welfare? Then a degree in Health Informatic and Technology might be something for you.
Technology can help increase the quality of life for many citizens - young and old - in the course of illness or with a form of disability. With a degree in Health Informatics and Technology, you will work with intelligent technology and help create "more welfare for the money". You will typically deal with technologies in medical equipment in the hospital sector, rehabilitation and treatment and prevention in order to make citizens with treatment-requiring disorders more self-reliant.
With a degree in Health Informatic and Technology, you will play a key role in the development of new ways to help citizens with disabilities, and thereby you can help increase the quality of life for a large group of people.
The programme was formerly called Welfare Technology.
What will I learn?
With a degree in Health Informatic and Technology, you gain a wide range of competencies to be able to develop welfare technology solutions, acquire new knowledge, develop new ideas by speaking with the user, examine procedures, work professionally and interdisciplinary with projects, and much more.
You will gain knowledge within topics such as anatomy, physiology, mathematics, mechanics, psychology, sensor electronics, data collection, data analysis, computer processing, artificial intelligence, and programming.
In the programme you can, for example, work with robots/automatic systems for, for example, rehabilitation, relief, and fitness. IT solutions for, for example, analysing health-related data, telemedicine, and care. The development of apps to help citizens in everyday life. Medicotechnical treatment equipment, for example, surgical robots. The development of equipment for home care for, for example, mobility, personal hygiene, cleaning etc.
How is the programme structured?
The programme consists of a combination of theoretical courses and practical project work. Each semester is based on a main theme, which becomes the basis for the semester's theory and project work.
In the first semester, the focus is on people and technology - and the meeting between the two. In the second semester, the focus is on movement, where you, among other things, learn about the mechanics of humans and machines. In the third semester, you will work with dynamic systems. The fourth semester focuses on user interaction. The fifth semester focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation, where you will work with fellow students from other fields of study. You can also choose to study this semester abroad. In the sixth semester, you will carry out your bachelor project, based on all your knowledge and skills from the previous semesters.
The bachelor's programme lasts three years, after which you take the two-year master's programme to achieve a MSc in Engineering. Here you have the opportunity to specialise in RoboMedic or Health IT.
Read more about the master's programme in Health Informatic and Technology.
What can I become?
This programme gives you several career opportunities - both in Denmark and abroad. For example, you can develop software and technology for rehabilitation, prevention, and care for people. You can get jobs in both the public and private sectors, where technology and health meet people. You can also continue your studies with a 3-year research programme, which leads to a PhD degree.
That is why you should study...
- You will be developing technology that can increase the quality of life for a large group of citizens
- You will learn how to develop innovative solutions to specific problems
- You will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge