Research areas at LIME
The research conducted at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics are in eight main research areas. All research are conducted from centres, units or research groups.
Medical educational research is an interdisciplinary field based on care sciences and behavioural sciences, particularly pedagogy but also psychology and sociology. Learning on individual and system levels in both formal education and within health care is investigated.
Qualitative and quantitative research approaches are used depending on the nature of research questions. Understanding the conditions for learning within health care is a prerequisite for professional development and efficient utilization of resources contributing to improved quality of human health.
Medical education researched is needed for improving quality of learning, supervision and practice within health care.
At HIC the research focuses on clinical informatics in the areas Patient Centred Information Systems, Decision support and Decision making. The projects below are listed in alphabetical order.
Medical Management Center is organised in 14 different research groups.
The MMC contributes to safe, cost-effective, and high-quality healthcare through its distinctive research and education programmes. MMC also aims to help build the capability of health organisations and systems to continuously improve and innovate.
CHE covers ethical issues relating to clinical ethics and research ethics. This amounts to a very wide spectrum of topics, of which the following three, Healthcare priorities, patients' rights and research ethics, are among the most pivotal.
Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental lll-Health
Suicide is the result of complex interactions between genetic, individual and social factors. We believe that the most effective way of approaching this complex topic is through interdisciplinary research. NASP brings together different scientific fields such as genetics, psychology, psychiatry, epidemiolgy, etc and combines findings to produce integrated theoretical frameworks about suicidal behaviour.
The research process at NASP can be described as cycles between basic and applied research. Through basic research, we try to understand fundamental aspects of suicidal behaviours, while in applied research we aim primarily at the reduction of suicidal behaviours by developing and evaluating means of suicide prevention.
Bioentrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary field of research within social sciences. Based on theoretical perspectives from management, organisation, strategy and behavioural sciences, we explore challenges facing life science industry. A wide range of methodologies are applied including cases studies, network analysis, patent analysis, bibliometrics, interviews and surveys.
The focus of research are different actors in the Life Sciences Industry, e.g. companies, universities, venture capital firms, governmental organizations and entrepreneurs, both on a national and an international level.
We develop methods and tools for evaluation, with the aim to contribute to, and strengthen the field of evaluation further. We are happy to collaborate in different projects, either by supporting an existing process or by building and structuring the whole evaluation. For example, this can involve planning the process, finding the best model or developing the most suitable methods and tools for the area to be evaluated, implementing, evaluating and reporting the findings.
Today there is no research at LIME within Medical Statistics but there is hope that some projects will start during 2015.