14 August 2023

Digital Health

Understand the basic concepts of the new technologies and innovation solutions for health care products and services, what it is, and why it is so important. 

Digital Health

Digital Health will give you an overview over digital tools for optimizing patient outcomes, how real-world data is valuable and effective as well as adds value overall for you as a medical expert in the modern world. 

Digital health covers a wide range of health care products and services such as health and medical websites and platforms; decision algorithms, personal health apps, telemedicine and telehealth. Digital health technology ranges from simple scheduling tools to digital interventions that can potentially replace pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, as well as a variety of health care interventions.

A health care measurement solution based on digital assistance 

Digital health technology introduces new and innovative solutions for health care at the same time optimizing patient outcomes. It provides the possibility for patients to gain more control over their treatment and become more sovereign in handling their own unique health care situation. Digital tools can change the patient pathways, the choice of interventions and the relationship between the actors in a treatment situation.

Patients play a central role due to improvements in self-monitoring and self-care made possible by real world data and new digital solutions. This situation requires new endpoints for measuring value, in order to demonstrate value to regulators, health care providers, patients and payers.




During the course, you will acquire a basic vocabulary and understanding of digital health issues and solutions. Upon completion of the course, you will:

  • Understand the key steps in developing and implementing digital health solutions
  • Identify the key stakeholders, their interests and motivations
  • Discuss and evaluate rationales for and consequences of digital health solutions
  • Identify, evaluate and discuss ethical concerns and transparency issues of digital health
  • Critically reflect upon digital health proposals and practices
  • Communicate specific issues and proposals for digital health with other specialists and stakeholders
  • Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary digital health project team



Janine Marie Traulsen, External lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen.

Natalja Genina, Assoc. professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen




Course details

Duration: 5 days on campus
Dates: 14-18 August 2023 
Language: English
Place: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Course fee:
22,500 DKK
Fee includes teaching, course materials, all meals during course hours and examination.
Payment conditions
Level and credit: Master course; 3 ECTS
Examination date: Please consult the exam schedule
Application deadline: 31 May 2023
Admission: To be admitted, you must meet the admission criteria for Master of Industrial Drug Development

Course dates and application deadlines are announced via the  programme newsletter.
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