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Ph.D course in Health Informatics - History of Theory and Methods for Analysis in Health Informatics

Ph.D course in Health Informatics - History of Theory and Methods for Analysis in Health Informatics

The objective of the course is to introduce and discuss important theories and methodological approaches to research in health informatics in a historical context.

Health informatics is a professional field situated in the intersection of health science, technology and social science. It can be traced back to the early 1950's and has scientifically developed continuously and as a profession the latest 20 years.  The historical trajectory of the field has had a decisive role of the scientific and professional activities of health informatics today, and should be recognized and acknowledged in all current research projects.

The course will present and discuss the history of the practical applications and the most prevalent theories and methodological approaches to health informatics research and development in an international perspective. The objective is to provide the participants with an insight and awareness of the field they research.

Furthermore, the international faculty will discuss the students' projects and provide feedback to their continued research.

The course is free of charge, but transport and accommodation is not provided. Participants who complete the course will received a 2 ECTS diploma from Aalborg University.

To register for the course, please go to https://phd.moodle.aau.dk/ and create a new account. This will give you access to the course information and material.

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for PhD courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where a student who has registered and does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days.


Professor Ed Hammond, Duke University, USA
Professor Christian Nøhr, Aalborg University
A/Professor Pernille Bertelsen, Aalborg University
A/Professor Stig Kjær Andersen, Aalborg University
Professor Finn Kensing, Copenhagen University
Deputy Manager Ib Johansen, MedCom, Denmark
Electronic Health Record Specialist, Jens Warfvinge, Aarhus University Hospital

For additional information please contact: Pernille Bertelsen pernille@plan.aau.dk or Christian Nøhr cn@plan.aau.dk