DATA3770 Health technology project Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - data / Bachelorstudium i informasjonsteknologi / Bachelorstudium i anvendt datateknologi
Year of study
Course 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 the course coordinator 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 work requirements are mandatory and must be approved in order to prepare for the exam:

  • A compulsory Orientation Meeting at the start of the semester.
  • 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 course coordinator before the project can start.
  • Three meeting minutes from supervisory meetings during the project period.
  • An oral mid-term presentation, individual or in groups (max 5 students), 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A.

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


Written project report (100% of the final grade).

A written project report delivered at the of the semester, individual or in groups (max 5 students), 3000 words +/-10 %.

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 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.