HMAN5160 – Integrated Care Models

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Course content

In many countries more emphasis has now been placed on developing models for integrated care. A common feature of these models seems to be a wish to better coordinate care, and thereby save on healthcare costs. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of different types of integrated care models, and carefully evaluate what can be gained by these types of interventions.

Learning outcome


You will know:

  • Which feature of a funding system, organizational system and clinical organization creates coordination problems for the patient?
  • How do different countries react to these problems and which reforms are implemented in different care systems?
  • How do different service provider systems affect services, including: access, availability and flexibility, care continuity and co-ordination of care, consumer satisfaction, and quality and cost outcomes?


You will learn:

  • How to develop care models for chronically ill patients, such as persons with COPD, diabetes and heart failure
  • The competencies needed for organizing and delivering these types of services/care. 
  • The principles of evaluating the effects of different integrated care models.

General competence

You will attain:

  • Understanding of the coordination problems in health care organizations
  • Knowledge of how the coordination problems can be handled


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Lectures, student presentations, excursions.


Term paper

Participation, which must be passed in order to get a grade

Mandatory assignments must be approved in order to sit for the exam.


The Board at the University of Oslo has decided to introduce detailed guidelines for all examinations, which take place at the University. The description of the grading should be clear and transparent. This is done to ensure alignment between learning outcomes, assignments, and grading. The Faculty of Medicine has developed a web page with information regarding exams and the grading procedures (norwegian version).

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

For students at Eu-HEM: English

For students at HEPAM: The examination set will be given in English. Answers can be given in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

For HEPMA students:

For Eu-HEM students:

An EU-hem student cannot present her or himself for the examination in a course more than two times. There will be held re-sits for EU-hem students who have failed an exam or who have legitimate absence (usually illness) in January and August. If you are entitled to a re-sit you must contact the student advisor via email no longer than one week after the result of the exam has been published.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






The course will not be offered in autumn 2018.

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