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Digital Health Interventions - Individual Internship Project MED5603

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Health and Wellbeing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students will undertake an internship with an employer, commercial or community organisation or within the University in order to generate data or to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer. The nature of the internship will be linked to at least one component of the Digital Health Interventions (DHIs) programme and may require travel outwith Glasgow.


Students will spend the summer semester on an internship.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses

Digital Health Interventions - dissertation




Dissertation (up to 10,000 words approx.) - 60%


Supervisor report1 - 20%


Poster presentation - 20%


1The supervisors report will constitute the practical assessment on this course. The report will be based on a template that assesses all aspects of a students' contribution to the agreed project as well their wider contribution to the team in which their internship is based. Reports will be developed by external supervisors with input and guidance from course leaders with a process in place to ensure external supervisor reports are carefully moderated by a member of the course team.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


The supervisor report is cannot be reassessed.

Course Aims

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained in core and optional courses to review and apply these to appropriate settings through working individually but alongside colleagues to conduct a locally agreed project in relation to the scoping, theory and rationale, development and or evaluation of a DHI project or activity.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


1. Describe and critically reflect on work placed experiential learning.

2. Critically reflect on their observations and experiences of the application of theory, methods of intervention development and of evaluation in their internship setting.

3. Critically reflect on their experiences of, and contribution to, a professional digital health work environment.

4. Critically describe and evaluate these procedures in the form of a written report. 

5. Present a critical discussion of their research findings and the relevance of their work for the broader research area.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.