HMAN5160 – Integrated Care Models

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Course content

In many countries more emphasis is now placed on developing models for integrated care. A common feature of these models seems to be a wish to coordinate care better and thereby saving healthcare costs. The aim of this course is to offer overview of different types of integrated care models and carefully evaluated 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 different countries react to these problems and which reforms are implemented in different care systems
  • How different service provider systems affect service access, availability and flexibility, continuity and co-ordination of care, consumer satisfaction, and quality and cost outcomes


You will learn:

  • to develop care models for chronically ill patients, such as persons with COPD, diabetes and heart failure
  • which competence that are needed in the organization of these types of care
  • the principles of evaluating the effects of the different methods

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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To be allowed to submit term paper, the following components must be approved

  • Presentation
  • Opponent to one presentations
  • Attendance in class 7 of 10 times


Term paper

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

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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