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Occupational therapy: Digital challenges and possibilities in health care 7.5 credits

Arbetsterapi: Digitala utmaningar och möjligheter i hälso- och sjukvård
Second cycle, A7025H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Occupational Therapy
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements


More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Explain, evaluate and discuss the opportunities, challenges and risks that digitalisation means for activity, participation and health at the individual and group level, with consideration from the perspectives of gender equality and diversity.
Analyse and discuss the consequences of digitalisation in relation to how available resources are used in an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable manner in society and for the health of the population.
Discuss how professional practice and health and medical care activities can be developed in relation to digital transformation and give an argument as to how the potential of digitalisation can be exploited.
Design and present an innovative project that develops occupational therapy and meets societal challenges with the support of relevant frameworks and evaluate the innovation and innovation process from a sustainability perspective

Prerequisites for activity, participation and health in a digitalized society in relation to equality, diversity and sustainability
Models and frameworks for innovation and development of interventions
Digitization of health care from an individual, organizational and societal perspective
Policy documents relating to digitization and digital competence in relation to participation and health

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course is provided via distance learning and is web-based. Experience with computers, access to the internet and a headset and webcam are required for the studies. The course has its educational foundation in the LTU educational concept. This approach is characterised by each student being inspired to engage, along with independent and active learning that challenges their abilities. The student will actively seek out and solve problems through an investigative and critically reflective approach. The course is coordinated with students in the Master’s programme in physiotherapy with an advanced subject specialisation. Learning in the course occurs through literature studies, lectures, seminars, oral and written presentations, as well as a self-directed advanced study project.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The learning outcomes for the course are examined on an ongoing basis and to achieve a pass in the course, the student is required to achieve the learning outcomes for the course. The learning outcomes are examined through written and verbal tests in the form of assignment submissions, seminars and presentations.

Grading criteria for a Pass or Pass (with distinction) are specified in the study guide.

The course may be provided in English.

Anneli Nyman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lubanski, N., Klæsøe, B., & Johns, L. (2015). Välfärdsinnovation. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Hofflander, M. (2020) Grundbok i eHälsa. Stockholm: Liber

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003SeminarsU G#4.00MandatoryA21
0004Individual task and presentationU G VG3.50MandatoryA21

Syllabus established
by Dean at Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by 11 Feb 2021