Methods and models in clinical information systems (elective 2.c.)


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Elective 1.c The semantics of clinical information systems is recommended
IT-System development on bachelor level

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Have knowledge of different types of methods for Information System development (i.e., agile development) 
  • Understand health care system architectures based on message communication and networks
  • Have knowledge on alternative types of architectural models with specific focus on models and system integration applied in health care
  • Understand different types of databases and the design of relational databases (including local, distributed, heterogeneous or homogenous databases)
  • Have knowledge of security, privacy and legislation in health care affecting information system development
  • Understand performance in clinical information systems


  • Can apply appropriate methods in information system development
  • Can select appropriate architecture for a given context
  • Can analyse performance issues arising from chosen architectures, databases, and security in health care
  • Can design a relational database based on a given context and be able to generate queries


  • Can evaluate the most appropriate methods and models to design an information system in a given health context

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises.



Name of examMethods and models in clinical information systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please contact the   programme student counsellors if you consider applying to the education and you have questions.

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleMetoder og modeller i kliniske informationssystemer (valgfag 2.c.)
Module codeSTIST11K2_4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering and Informatics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine