Digital Medicine

Digital Medicine

Imagine a patient that performs a blood test at home, have it diagnosed via his/ her smartphone app along with a virtual GP consultation.

Does that sound like science fiction? Well, this is just one example of some exciting trends experts think St. Olavs hospital will meet towards 2035!

Rapid developments in medical technology, data availability, computer power and artificial intelligence are drastically changing the medical landscape. Furthermore, many physical examinations can now be performed remotely with digital devices. But how can our society and healthcare system really benefit from these trends? And how does it affect individual patients? And the patient-physician relationship? What about health data security? In this village, we challenge the students to explore the clinical, technological, social, organizational, economic and ethical opportunities and limits of the healthcare system of the future.

Stetoscope and mobile phone

Relevant competency

This truly inter-disciplinary theme will benefit from medical, technological, social, economic and ethical viewpoints alike. We therefore cordially invite students from all different backgrounds and studies to sign up.

About the village

In the current Age of Information, data is king – and the field of medicine is no exception. Research has shown that intelligent computers can outperform medical doctors by finding previously unknown data patterns in blood samples, gene expression, or medical images. Patients can already monitor their heart rate and blood pressure at home using an App on mobile phone.

Although experts agree these innovations are necessary to cope with the increasing healthcare demands of our aging population, we probably do not want to give up the empathy and understanding associated with the traditional patient-doctor relation. The village will establish a creative arena for identifying and resolving the inter-disciplinary challenges connected to the healthcare system of the future.


Fakta om landsbyen - MFEL4859

Course code: MFEL4859
Village title: Digital Medicine
Type: Intensive
Language: English
Village supervisors: Kaia Ingerdatter Sørland
Contact information:
Semester: Spring 2021 
Location: Trondheim

Infoboks nettpresentasjoner

Viktig informasjon om EiT:

  • Det unike med EiT er fokuset på samarbeidskompetanse og gruppeprosesser.
  • Undervisningsformen i EiT forutsetter at alle bidrar og er til stede hele semesteret. Derfor er det obligatorisk tilstedeværelse hver landsbydag.
  • I motsetning til mange emner er spesielt de første dagene viktig i EiT. Det er da dere i gruppa blir kjent med hverandre, og diskuterer hva hver enkelt kan bidra med. Dere skal også utarbeide den obligatoriske samarbeidsavtalen, samt begynne å utarbeide en felles problemstilling.
  • Utfyllende informasjon om Eksperter i team finner du på siden for studenter.