Basics in eHealth

5 ECTS credits, Academic Year 2022-2023, 041201A
The student can define central information and communication technology (ICT) terms and solutions in healthcare and evaluate its societal and economic significance as well as view of future. The course is web-based and can be completed according to participant’s own timetable.


Enrollment open
Enrollment ends .

Enrollment period


Mode of delivery

Web-Based Studies

Course study period



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Education information

This course is part of a study module:

Terms and concepts:

-          societal dimensions

-          delivery of health services

-          electronic patient records

-          data transfer within the health care system

-          data transfer between the health care professionals and the citizens

-          citizens providing their own health data, mHealth-solutions

-          national healthcare information exchange in Finland

-          remote consultations, examples like teleradiology, telepsychiatry,

-          economical and functional assessment

-          remote education in health care

-          future visions of health care information systems

-          changing current topics in connected health like artificial Intelligence,
           knowledge based medicine, cybersecurity etc according to availability

-         Most presented examples in the course are based on information system
           installations in Northern Finland.



Education format

Continuous learning
Continuing training
Separate study right


Academic Year 2022-2023

Field of study

Medicine, dental and pharmacy
Health and welfare



Teaching language


Course organiser

University of Oulu



Maximum participants


Contact information

More information and contact information

Anna Maijala,
Last updated: 12.12.2022