Health Lab

New knowledge of people, technology and society makes it possible to create innovative working methods for communication, counselling, examination, treatment, training and more. In the Health Lab, students design and test new ways of working, products and services in collaboration with researchers and the civil society. It supports the conditions necessary to meet the societal challenges of tomorrow, regarding health, care, sports and welfare.

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About the Health Lab

The Health Lab is a dynamic lab and learning environment where theory and application is integrated through practice and simulation in profession-based environments. The Health Lab offers space, concepts and technology to develop and test future working methods.

  • environments and equipment for scientifically based simulation, exercise and skills training
  • activities for innovation work through applied research, community research and health research
  • forum where new ideas meet the skills and experience to transfer research results into new methods and approaches

The Health Lab is an umbrella term that includes four lab environments, all four developed and equipped to meet both subject-specific and interdisciplinary activities: Behavioral Science Lab, Clinical Training Center (Kliniskt träningscenter, KTC), Media Lab and The Home of Health (Hälsans hem).

Clinical Training Center (Kliniskt träningscenter, KTC)

Clinical Training Center (Kliniskt träningscenter, KTC), is a place for skills training where different activities in practical healthcare and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are practiced in a safe environment. In a full-scale simulation environment complete scenarios are played out to deepen knowledge of communication and teamwork. All practices in KTC end with a joint reflection.

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Behavioral Science Lab

Behavioral Science Lab is a place where education and research about stress, how to handle stress, perception and decision making is carried out. It is also possible to do exercises focusing on group processes, problem solving and team building.

Here research and education that apply and evaluate innovative solutions for, among others, elite riders, athletes and patients is developed. That can include:

  • Digital support structures, such as career planning and rehabilitation.
  • Decision support and learning, such as eye tracking.
  • Self-monitoring, such as activity measurement.

The activities are followed up in the form of coaching and motivational conversations that researchers and clients develop together. In the projects, researchers from different areas collaborate with students, external partners and potential recipients and participants from relevant audiences/clients.

Media Lab

In the Media Lab, communication and media production are the centre of attention. It is possible to do anything from individual projects to group exercises, interviews and panel discussions. All with the added possibility of using situation based recording and live streaming in both sound and video format.

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The Home of Health (Hälsans hem)

The Home of Health is a complete two-bedroom apartment with advanced possibilities for simulation and practice of professional skills in a wide range of subjects, professions and interdisciplinary learning.

How should our homes be designed and equipped to meet the different needs of people? How do we experience being, acting and interacting in them?

There are also further possibilities to test, exercise and evaluate both pedagogic methods for dialogues and interaction as well as using digital and other technical tools and services from a user perspective.

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2021-04-28

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