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Special Topics in Global Digital Health

4th term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Smisha Kaysin

Are you interested to stay abreast of the latest national or international innovations in the field of digital health?

Would you like to hear from innovators and policy-makers who are entrenched in implementing large-scale digital health programs ?

Offers a series of seminars on global digital health-related topics - including ethical, legal, and social issues of global digital health, behavioral economics and digital applications, innovative methods in digital health, among others. Includes leading digital health experts at JHU, from other institutions, organizations, government agencies, and industry. Provides the student with an understanding the global digital health context, covering scientific, social, economic, political, and ethical dimensions of the context.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss practical issues related to the implementation of digital health interventions, including from ethics/privacy considerations, research and evaluation methods, novel interventions, partnership building, and stakeholder engagement
  2. Examine the social, political, and economic factors that influence global digital health research and priorities
  3. Describe innovative methodologies that can be employed to evaluate digital health interventions
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% LiveTalks
  • 50% Reflection

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register