Notably, the Faculty of Health Sciences at VID have several projects centered around the application of technology and digitalization in professional healthcare settings. Professor Zada Pajalic's recent discourse on the role of robotics in healthcare exemplifies the institution's commitment to exploring the forefront of technological advancements. Similarly, the "Solstien 3" project, a virtual learning arena led by Associate Professor Silje S. Lie, represents the faculty's dedication to fostering innovative learning environments .
The emergence of novel technologies empowers health and social care practitioners with tools capable of enhancing the quality of services provided. Consequently, fostering a deep understanding of this dynamic field has become imperative, requiring close collaboration between service providers, users, technology experts, and system managers within the healthcare sector. However, it is crucial to acknowledge the potential challenges and ethical considerations that come with the integration of technology and digitalization in healthcare services.
A key highlight of the program is its international focus, marking the first instance where students from VID's partner institutions abroad are invited to participate. This strategic move not only enriches the learning experience but also underscores the institution's commitment to fostering internationalization within its master's programs. The 10 ECTS course, situated at the second-cycle/master's degree level, is led by Associate Professor Lie and Professor Pajalic.
The course is structured around two immersive three-day seminars, with the first occurring digitally during week 12 and the second taking place at the VID Stavanger campus during week 19. For a comprehensive overview of the course and its offerings, please visit: Technology and digitalization in healthcare services.
Enroll now to embark on a transformative journey that will shape the future of healthcare through the power of technology and digitalization.