Developing Digital Health Interventions MED5605
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Health and Wellbeing
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course will enable students to develop the knowledge necessary to underpin the development of Digital Health Interventions (DHIs). This will include stakeholder identification and involvement, co-design and user experience as well as industry and regulatory and trust considerations.
This course consists of lectures and seminars which take place in semester 1.
Requirements of Entry
Assessment 1 - Digital output - 30% (1000 words) (ILO1 assessed)
Assessment 2 - Written proposal - 70% (3000 words) (ILOs 2-5 assessed)
This course aims to develop student's knowledge and critical evaluation to underpin effective development of DHIs including key considerations of planning stakeholder involvement incorporating user experience and codesign, engagement with industry and within appropriate regulatory, ethical and information governance frameworks.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the importance of theory and stakeholder identification in intervention development.
2. Critically discuss and understand the role of user experience, engagement and participatory design methodologies.
3. Critically discuss the importance of regulatory frameworks, standards, and guidelines, that govern the development of DHIs, including software as a medical device.
4. Critically discuss and plan for key ethical, privacy and data security challenges in DHI development.
5. Critically discuss the importance of intellectual property rights and their implications for DHI development.
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.