Learning & teaching
The course will highlight applications in digital health and the need to critically evaluate and appraise these tools in healthcare decisions and delivery. Students will also be introduced to the design concepts and principles underlying the development of current digital health applications and practices. Students will understand the importance of standards and interoperability frameworks and incorporate these in the design, development and implementation of digital health tools and systems.
We recognise that candidates in this course are graduates and/or employed in the health services sector, and many will be studying part-time while working full-time. The course has therefore been designed to provide flexible and timely opportunities to engage with the key concepts and with one another via both face-to-face and online discussions, develop a critical understanding of the fundamental principles of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of digital health tools and practice.
Learning is both individual (via reading and preparation of assignments) and collaborative (via group discussions in face-to-face/online and peer review sessions). The learning activities of the course have been designed to be hands-on and immersive in nature and include self-directed reading, interactive virtual and/or face-to-face sessions, online activities including support for feedback after the workshop, reflective vignettes, preparation of written assignments and peer review processes linked to the assignments.