Digital Health – Design, Development, Evaluation. Introduce learners to the role and application of digital health technologies in public health and healthcare globally and the design, development, implementation and evaluation of digital health interventions.
This specialisation introduces students to the emerging and multidisciplinary field of digital health and the role and application of digital health technologies including mobile applications, wearable technologies, health information systems, telehealth, telemedicine, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data. These digital health technologies are assessed in terms of their opportunities and challenges to address real-world public health and health care system challenges in order to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of these services. The aim of this specialisation is to prepare learners for the new era of digitalisation in public health and health care globally.
The design and implementation of digital health interventions aspect of this specialisation address topics to include design thinking, regulatory approaches, ethical considerations, technology adoption, implementation and strategy as applied to digital health. The evaluation component of this course focuses on data considerations in digital health, data management and the evaluation of digital health interventions with a focus on experimental and quasi-experimental design approaches to evaluation and the economic evaluation of digital health interventions.
Applied Learning Project
Learners will be able to apply and assess their knowledge through interactive quizzes and peer-reviewed projects to critique innovative digital health interventions for social isolation for COVID-19 and to develop an evaluation plan for a hospital seeking to pilot and implement a digital monitoring alert system for Sepsis.