Course description forDATA3770 Health technology project

Course name in Norwegian
Study programme
Fall: Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - data / Bachelorstudium i informasjonsteknologi / Bachelorstudium i anvendt datateknologi
Year of study
Subject History


The students will carry out an IT project in cooperation with a relevant health care environment, for instance at the Faculty of Health Sciences at OsloMet, individually or in groups of up to five students.

In addition to the projects on offer, students can find their own projects within a relevant company, public organization or nonprofit. In this case, it is the student's responsibility to find a supervisor for the project within the external organization. All student-initiated projects must be approved by a supervisor at OsloMet before the start of the project. 

Completion of the course requires a placement in the relevant health care environment corresponding to two days a week over a 12-week period.If the project is carried out during the summer, the work must correspond to four days a week over a six-week period.

The elective course will only run if a sufficient number of students a registered.

Recommended preliminary courses

The course builds on computer science courses from the first year of the programme.

Required preliminary courses

No requirements over and above the admission requirements.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence:


The student:

  • is capable of identifying and discussing key issued related to e-health and health technology
  • has a fundamental understanding of processes and organisational structures in the health service
  • has a fundamental understanding of the rules and requirements relating to ethics, security, and data protection that form the basis of e-health and health technology


The student:

  • masters fundamental health concepts and is able to communicate with health personnel by using these concepts
  • is familiar with the most important development methods that are used in health technology
  • is capable of solving practical problems relevant to industry or society in the area of e-health and health technology

General cmpetence

The student is capable of:

  • applying technical principles together with a fundamental understanding of health subjects in order to solve relevant problems within health technology and e-health
  • communicating professional issues in the areas of health technology and e-health clearly in both written and oral form
  • assessing how an e-health project must relate to rules and regulations, ethics, security and data protection

Teaching and learning methods

Supervision sessions with an internal and/or external supervisor. The students can complete the project individually or in a group of up to five students. 

The projects are chosen/assigned at the start of the semester. 

Course Requirements

The following coursework is compulsory and must be approved before the student can take the exam:

  • The course starts with a compulsory Orientation Meeting.
  • A project outline that describes how the group will organise their work on the project.
  • A standard learning agreement must be entered into between the project provider/supervisor and the student(s), and this must be approved by the internal supervisor before the project can begin.
  • Three minutes of meetings from the supervision meetings held during the project period.

The deadline for submitting the project outline and the minutes of the meetings will be presented in the teaching plan, which is made available at the beginning of the semester.


A portfolio exam consisting of:

1. A written project report, individual or in groups (max 5 students), 3000 words +/-10%

2. An oral presentation, individual or in groups (max 5 students), 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

The exam result be appealed.

The portfolio is assessed as a whole and given a single grade, but both the project report and the oral presentation must be passed in order for the portfolio to receive a grade E or higher. 

For group projects, all members of the group receive the same grade. Under exceptional circumstances, individual grades can be assigned at the discretion of the project supervisor(s) and Head of Studies. 

The exam result can not be appealed.

Permitted Exam Materials and Equipment

All aids are permitted, as long as the rules for source referencing are complied with.

Grading scale

Grade scale A-F. 


Two internal examiners. External examiners are used regularly.