Health Informatics 15/16

In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI the applicant must be enrolled at a university that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution. The final decision on admission will be made by KI.

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Courses and research-oriented projects

All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. A student can only attend one course at a time. One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits. The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student´s fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

Specific requirements may apply. General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the courses:

  • A good command of English (equal to a TOEFL score of 550)
  • at least 120 ECTS credits (2 years) of studies in the field of Public Health
  • In addition, specific requirements may apply.

Course syllabuses

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow this link. You can find the course code right before the name of the courses listed on this page.

Overview of courses (pdf)

Courses offered in Health Informatics

Please not that the courses given at Stockholm University start with "SU" before the course names and in the application form. These course syllabuses cannot be found in the KI database.

Semester 1 (autumn)

  • 5HI000 Health Informatics – Needs, Objectives and Limitations, 5 ECTS credits, Aug 31 - Sep18

Courses for students with background in technology, computer and systems sciences or informatics

  • 5HI002 Basic Medical Science, 7.5 ECTS credits, Sep 21 - Oct 23
  • 5HI003 Health Care Organization and Management, 7.5 ECTS credits 

Course for students with background in healthcare and all other fields 

  • 4HI001 (SU) Supplementary Course in Computer Systems Science, 15 ECTS credits DSV/SU Sep 22 - Nov 30
  • 5HI001 Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine, 10 ECTS credits, Nov 30 - Jan 15

Semester 2 (spring)

  • 5HI004 User Needs and Requirements Engineering, 7.5 ECTS credits, Jan 20 - March 2
  • 5HI005 Case Studies in Health Informatics, 5 ECTS credits, Jan 20 - April 13 (one day/week)
  • 5HI006 Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics, 5 ECTS credits, March 3 - March 30
  • 5HI007 Standardisation within health informatics, 2.5 ECTS credits, March 31 - April 13
  • 5HI009 Projects in Health Informatics 1 – from Idea to Specification, 5 ECTS credits KI : 14/4 - 8/6 (50%)
  • SU SUH102 Projects in Health Informatics 2 - project management and data mining (5ects) DSV/SU, April 14 - June 8

Semester 3 (autumn)

  • 5HI008 Clinical Decision Support, 5 ECTS credits KI : Aug 31 - Oct 16
  • SUH101 Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation in Health Informatics, 5 ECTS credits DSV/SU: Check the schedule with DSV

Elective courses

DSV Selection

  • SUHI05 Data Mining in Computer and System Sciences, 7.5 ECTS credits DSV/SU : Check the schedule with DSV
  • SUHI06 Principles of Computer Security, 7.5 ECTS credits DSV/SU : Check the schedule with DSV
  • SUHI07 Scientific Communication and Research Methodology, 7.5 ECTS credits DSV/SU : Check the schedule with DSV
  • SUHI08 Project Management, 7.5 ECTS credits Check the schedule with DSV

KI's selection

  • 2XX107 From Idea to Service Business, 7.5 ECTS credits LIME, KI/SSES, Nov 2 - Dec 12
  • 5HI013 Scientific Research Methods, 7.5 ECTS credits LIME, KI, Aug 31 - Oct 30
  • 5HI017 Designing e-learning interventions in healthcare education, 5 ECTS credits LIME, KI, Nov 2 - Dec 21
  • 5HI017 Designing e-learning interventions in healthcare education, 7.5 ECTS credits LIME, KI, Nov 2 - Jan 15
  • 2XX067 Challenges for the emerging city - Open Lab Multidisciplinary Concept Course, 7.5 ECTS credits


Application deadline

  • 1 May for the autumn semester (end of August to mid-January)
  • 1 October for the spring semester (mid-January to the beginning of June)

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply using the form below.

Will I be admitted? There are only a limited number of places on curricular courses and projects. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please choose more than one alternative when filling in the application form, since that will increase you chances of being admitted.

How do I apply? Start the on-line application below by selecting your home university, preferred period of study and language of instruction. Then look through the entire form and read all the information carefully, especially under proposed study programme at Karolinska Institutet. Mandatory information is marked " * ". You will not be able to submit the application if you omit this information.

Have all the information ready when you start. Once you have started to enter the required information on-line, you cannot save it to continue at a later stage. This means that you must have all information ready by the time you wish to submit your application, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. As long as you are actively entering information, there is no time limit.

Remember to print the application and registration number. Please note that you must print your application before you submit it electronically. You submit the application by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Note that when this is done you cannot make any changes! You will immediately get a notification that your application has been registered along with a registration number unique to your application. Please make a note of this registration number as it is used to check the status of your application.

What do I do with my printed application? Once you have printed the application, sign it and also have it signed by the international coordinator or contact person at your university. Please send the application to the international student coordinator by regular mail, together with :

  • A verified transcript of credits and grades, i.e. list of courses passed at your home university
  • A verified copy of your passport, where your photo and details are visible. The copy MUST be certified by your university, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works at your university, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • An updated CV
  • One photograph (passport size )

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to PUL (Personal Data Act - Swedish Code of Statutes, SFS 1998:204).

Application form 15/16



Degree ProgrammeHealth Informatics