183.644 Telemedicine
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the concepts of telemedicine in health care. The lecture covers typical theoretical basics, concepts, requirements, and systems of telemedicine.

Subject of course

During the lecture, the most important concepts of information systems in health care will be gradually introduced and discussed:

  • Definition and scope
  • Domain, stakeholders, applications
  • Goals and challenges in projects for industrialized countries, emerging economies, and developing countries

Based on this foundation the lecture will present specific telemedicine projects to produce a practical reference to the mediated theoretical contents.

Parallel to the lectures an accompanying exercise will be held in which the topics discussed during the lecture are to be substantiated. During the exercise, student-groups will analyze used cases and architecture of a specific telemedicine application. An exemplary implementation of the findings completes the exercise.

Teaching methods

The research group provides competent engineering perspectives. For this lecture this means: provide the necessary technical basis, definition and delineation, guidance for situational research, presentation of real, often large case studies as part of the lecture, independent development, testing and experience in the lecture adequate concept formation, sub-projects and applications in the field of telemedicine as part of the exercise.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Effort for the student (ECTS-Breakdown):

Preliminary talk: 1,5 h
Lectures: 12 h
Self study - exercises: 86,5 h 
Presentation of results: 15h 
Preparation time for written exam: 35 h

Total: 150 hrs (6 ECTS)

If you have any questions, please contact care4u@inso.tuwien.ac.at.




Examination modalities

Presentation and development of a telemedical application (group work)

  • Attendance Required!
  • Language Germa

Grading is done exclusively by presenting the group work (prototype implementation of a telemedical application).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
23.09.2022 00:00 05.10.2022 12:00 29.10.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 936 Medical Informatics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

completed bachelor's degree


  • Attendance Required!