By: Annamaija Id-Korhonen.

“Developing future technological solutions for health and wellbeing”

From March 15th until March 26th 2021, LAB University of Applied Sciences will, together with project partners, organize a 5 ECTS international online intensive study program: “Developing future technological solutions for health and wellbeing.” 

Covid-19 affected the planned implementation in Lahti, Finland and due to that the project team decided to turn the face-to-face event into an online program.

The online program is based on active participation in online lectures, workshops and learning projects. Student information, for example schedule and learning assignments are situated in learning platform Moodle. Zoom is used as a platform to connect each other in webinars and workshops.

Bachelor students of social and health, ICT and business participate in the program. LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Avans University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), and Valencia University of Applied Sciences (Spain) organize the intensive study program together with Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal).

Learning outcomes for the program

After the study program, the student is able to recognize differences and similarities in digital services of social and health used nationally in partner countries. The student is also able to identify future technological solutions and innovations for social and health care and analyze ethical aspects in health and wellness related technology as well as apply service design and co-creation methods for developing technological solutions for social and health care    

Contents of the Intensive study program

The content of the study program is working with clients using technological solutions in health and wellbeing ensuring the competencies needed in future professional work in multidisciplinary work. Program also discusses legal, moral, and ethical dilemmas of technological solutions used in health and wellbeing. In addition, the benefits of co-creation in the development of new technological solutions for health and wellbeing will be discussed. Students will also find ways to solve the language cap challenges between multidisciplinary information technology and health and wellbeing professionals. Service design methods are used in project assignments to develop technological innovations in health and wellbeing.  

For more information on this online program please feel free to contact: Annamaija Id-Korhonen,

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