LLTS009 Health Science and Technology (3 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



Using current information to evaluate future trends in wellness technology
Regulation of developing technologies in sports and health
The process of building a device
Risk management for medical devices
Biomedical validity and reliability tests
Statistical sampling plans for audits

Completing methods

Lectures and demonstrations 20 hours
Independent group work
Literature and book reading
Active participation in the lectures, group work, writing assignments, examination based on set literature, report and group work.

Assessment details

Participation, group work, final exam
Attendance 90% in order to pass the course.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student

  • has basic knowledge on health/wellness technology market
  • is able to describe what are the regulatory requirements and the process for developing health and wellness technologies
  • is able to build a protocol for research and development (R&D) of wellness technology (apply your theoretic knowledge to practice)
  • is able to evaluate the safety of different measurement devices

Additional information


Study materials

Dhillon, B.S. 2000. Medical device reliability and associated areas. Boca Raton: CRC Press. (240 p.) Chapters included in the exam will be told at the lectures.

Onel, S. & Becker, K.M. (eds.) 2014. Medical devices law and regulation answer book 2014. New York, NY: Practising Law Institute. (1000 p.)

Study materials:

Bankert, E.A. & Amdur, R.J. 2005. Institutional review board: management and function. 2nd edition. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett. (530 p.)

Simmers, L., Simmers-Nartker, K., Simmers-Kobelak, S. 2008. Introduction to health science technology. 2nd edition. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning. (656 s.)

Wassertheil-Smoller, S. 2004. Biostatistics and epidemiology: a primer for health and biomedical professionals. 3. painos. New York, NY:Springer. (243 s.)

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
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