CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN DIGITAL HEALTH

DIG5CTD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will gain an understanding of upcoming innovations and various issues and problems associated with digital health through the exploration of contemporary issues in a systematic manner. You will gain a solid understanding of the various digital health innovations, investigate the related issues/problems, and brainstorm on various strategies to tackle various healthcare problems. You will explore the roles of digital health innovations and how they are applied in health care, public health and health promotion, and the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals, patients, technical specialists and stakeholders in digital health. You will investigate ethics and law in relation to digital health innovations, and research updates in digital health. You will also explore the design and development of digital health innovations for patient-centred care. All of this will be investigated in the context of a contemporary topic.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKevin Yap

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

NPJ Digital Medicine

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEric Topol, Steven Steinhubl

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Pubmed, Scopus, Science Direct, Embase, PsycInfo, Cochrane Library

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorVarious

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The Medical Futurist

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBertalan Meskó, Nóra Radó, et al.

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PublisherThe Medical Futurist

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URLhttps://medicalfuturist.com

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The Lancet Digital Health

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRupa Sarkar

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PublisherLancet

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the role of digital health innovations relevant to healthcare practices (e.g. improving clinical/health outcomes, patient care and safety, health and well-being, public health and health promotion).
02. Compare and contrast digital health innovations with regards to their advantages and disadvantages.
03. Appraise the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals, patients, technical specialists and other stakeholders in digital health.
04. Critically review and interpret current research findings in digital health.
05. Evaluate digital health innovations in relation to contemporary issues and problems faced in healthcare practices and propose appropriate solutions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKevin Yap

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Quizzes (multiple pre-and post quizzes) 1.5 hours total (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Seminar presentations Total per student of 40-45 min presentation + 15-20 min Q&A (3000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Project / Assignment (e.g. report, digital media, poster, etc depending on the best method of assess 1500-2000 words equivalent per studentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4, SILO5