Welcome to Understanding Technologies in eHealth Practices from a Techno-Anthropological Perspective


Techno-Anthropology is an emerging interdisciplinary research field focusing on human - technology interactions and relations, and how these can be understood and facilitated in context. Techno-Anthropology are concerned with how technological innovation, development, and implementation can be made in an appropriate and pragmatic way in relation to understanding, among other things, work practices.

The course is divided into three sections:

  1. Ethnographic and anthropological perspectives on methodology;
  2. Ethical and sociotechnical approaches; and
  3. Users, participation and human factors.

Topics covered include: learning the craft of Techno-Anthropology; anthropological approaches in studying technology induced errors; technology and the ecology of chronic illness in everyday life; Techno-Anthropologists as agents of change; and using rapid ethnography to support the design and implementation of health information technologies, as well as many more.

Organizers: Professor Christian Nøhr, e-mail: cn@plan.aau.dk, Associate Professor Pernille Bertelsen, e-mail: pernille@plan.aau.dk, Associate Professor Lars Botin, e-mail: botin@plan.aau.dk, Assistant Professor Lone Stub Petersen, e-mail: lonep@plan.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Christian Nøhr, Associate Professor Pernille Bertelsen, Associate Professor Lars Botin, Assistant Professor Lone Stub Petersen

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 9-11 May

Place: AAU, Nybrogade 6, room Nbg6 1.133

City: 9000 Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 3 May 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses:

We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.