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223.621.81
Design and Implementation of Global Digital Health Interventions

Location:
Internet
Term:
3rd term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
TBD
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Smisha Agarwal
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Governments and health organizations are increasingly keen on digital health. Healthcare leaders are required to work at the intersection of health and technology, bringing together teams with diverse skills in health and computer science. But is a digital intervention appropriate for your health program? How can you set it up to effectively scale from the outset?

Provides an understanding of different types of digital interventions in healthcare. Reviews existing "global goods" and tools that are helpful in planning digital programs. Examines effective implementation strategies to make digital programs effective using case studies. Reviews critical team skills needed for implementation and scale. Explores emerging analytic methodologies to monitor digital programs. Prepares students to become effective decision-makers and digital health leaders.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify key types of digital interventions applied to improve a variety of health services
  2. Critically appraise technical considerations for the selection, adaptation and implementation considerations for various digital health platforms
  3. Develop requirements, data flow diagrams and a process to conceptualize implementation of digital health interventions
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Reflection
  • 30% Midterm assignment
  • 50% Final Project

Instructor Consent:

No consent required