Thesis topics in Health Informatics – A summary of previous master theses at Karolinska Institutet

Our thesis semester has just started and my fellow classmates and I are in the midst of reading literature and analyzing data (ok, and also sometimes stressing about everything, but you know. That is part of the deal) Thinking back to last October/November, I remember that some of us had struggles finding a thesis topic.… Read More Thesis topics in Health Informatics – A summary of previous master theses at Karolinska Institutet

Career opportunities for Health Informatics graduates

Career opportunity is undeniably be one of the major aspects to consider when applying to a study programme. At the time I applied, I saw myself to become the clinical informaticians, but then I discovered the vast career options within health informatics. So let’s start breaking them down. Career in industry Most of the health… Read More Career opportunities for Health Informatics graduates

Which elective course is the right one for me? – Opinions by second year Health Informatics students

Are you a first year Health Informatics student? If yes, then this blogpost is the right one for you. In third semester of our programme students get to choose between two elective courses: “Introduction to Information Security” (Introsec) and “Entrepreneurship”. As it is quite hard to get an unbiased view about what both of these… Read More Which elective course is the right one for me? – Opinions by second year Health Informatics students

3 perfect moments for you to start writing a thesis in Health Informatics Programme

The worry of having to write a thesis might prevent someone from applying to a master programme from the first time, including myself. Many study-guides suggest that the most difficult part of writing a thesis is to get start writing.  As a more field worker type person, I also had my doubts if I would… Read More 3 perfect moments for you to start writing a thesis in Health Informatics Programme

Research in the field of Health Informatics – Part 1

The second year of the our programme involves a 15 credit course on current trends in health informatics.  Basically, this is a research course that runs all throughout the fall semester. This year, there are four tracks for us to chose from: 1. Consumer Health Informatics 2. ICT4D (Information and Communication technology for developing countries)… Read More Research in the field of Health Informatics – Part 1

Preparation for health informatics master’s thesis: reflections and data

As you prepare for your thesis semester in the Health Informatics joint master’s program at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, I hope you are ready for what is likely to be a challenging semester. I wanted to share some general advice, as well as share some data to help you gauge various factors involved in… Read More Preparation for health informatics master’s thesis: reflections and data

The books I’m reading to (slowly) start off my thesis research in Health Informatics

The second year of my Master studies is starting in September and these past weeks I’ve been slowly getting back into actively thinking about Health Informatics. We’ve been off school since mid June and I’ve done it how every other Swede is doing it “Sommarstängt i Juli” (closed for summer in July). That’s why August… Read More The books I’m reading to (slowly) start off my thesis research in Health Informatics

Scientific research method – course review

During the previous second semester, the health informatics students underwent series of building block courses to prepare us into becoming the health informatician they should be. We learned on how to manage user’s need and to engineer the requirement. Then, we also learned on how to evaluate the health informatics project. The last block was… Read More Scientific research method – course review