The preparation course will be organized as a combination of teaching sessions, group discussion and shared presentations, with a strong focus on individual work between scheduled sessions.
Based on the student’s prior knowledge and experience, the tutors will support and guide you in finding the appropriate scope for your master thesis. We welcome projects in collaborations with ongoing research projects and real-world problems/projects. Suggested projects about, for example; neuroarchitecture, and children habilitation, health promotive building design, the future of primary healthcare, digi-physical healthcare, VR in hospital planning processes, large scale hospital planning. We allow for MT that are design-based or text-driven or a combination.
It is recommended to work in pair. This will enable the students to take on a more complex task, and study it in more detail, alongside with the benefits of having a discussion partner.
The teaching team of the direction are all closely connected to research, practice or both. The Centre for Healthcare Architecture (CVA) will be a resource for all students and offers network and contacts with relevant stakeholders as well as access to recent research and literature. Healthcare design projects are tackled in a multimethodological approach where several ways of working are combined, including exploration of literature, observations, stakeholder mapping, user interviews, and co-design.
As methodological and pedagogical reference, the following masters’ courses in architecture and healthcare problem solving are presented as tightly connected to this thesis direction:
- Healthcare Studio - Future visions for healthcare housing and work -
- Residential healthcare – Housing for seniors
- Tracks course