Through interaction of engineering, sports science and medicine, researchers of Department of Health Science and Technology develop methods to understand and control human biological systems – to assess physiological functions, to diagnose and restore impaired functions, and to retrieve, transmit, interpret and present person-specific information.
Research Groups and Centres at hst
Translational research in neuroscience and engineering is the primary focus of SMI® (Sensory-Motor Interaction). The aim is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the areas of pain, motor control, sports sciences, and rehabilitation.SMI® is an international research and training center with 50% of the staff coming from abroad.
The Sport Sciences research group includes specialists in Biomechanics, Engineering, Ergonomics, Physiology, Coaching, Sociology, Psychology and Physical Education. The interdisciplinary character of the group enables a holistic approach to both applied and fundamental research questions.The researchers study and analyze fundamental influences of physical work, exercise and sports. For that purpose, research within health, humanities, social and natural sciences are combined.
Medical informatics group (MI)
Research within Medical Informatics (MI) focuses on information systems for the healthcare sector. Systems which are used for retrieval, processing, representation, verification, distribution, and presentation of clinical information and clinical knowledge.
BioMedicine is an international research environment consisting of six research groups: Laboratory of Stem Cells Research (LSR), Laboratorium of Immunology (LIM), Laboratory of Neurobiology (LNB), Laboratory of Cancer Biology, Laboratory for Medical Mass Spectrometry, and Laboratory for Metabolism Modifying Medicine (M3).
Centre for Health Science Education and Problem-based Learning (CHSE-PBL)
The main purpose is to contribute to research and development in health science education including medicine. The centre has a particular interest in the continuous development of a strong research and evidence based pedagogy anchored in problem-based learning and encompassing all educations in the Faculty of Medicine.
Center for Model-based Medical Decision Support (MMDS)
The researchers at MMDS have pioneered the use of medical decision support systems (MDSSs), in particular complex models implemented as Causal Probabilistic Networks. The center has close ties to the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Aalborg University Hospital, North Denmark Region.
Public Health and Epidemiology Group (PHE)
Research and training investigate man in his surroundings. Health, disease, rehabilitation and cure evolve in an interplay with individual values, family, society, work, institutions and environment. In focus of the research are both the causes of disease as the prerequisite for effective prevention and health promotion, and the clinical effects of health care.
Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP)
CNAP is a Center of Excellence funded by The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF).
CNAP applies a biomedical engineering approach where new advanced pain provocation and probing platforms will be discovered and applied to reveal novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity.