Evaluation of Digital Health Interventions MED5606
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Health and Wellbeing
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course will allow students to critically appraise methods and practices of evaluating Digital Health Interventions (DHIs) and gain an understanding of how methods are adapted in this context
This course consists of lectures and seminars which take place in semester 2.
Requirements of Entry
Assessment 1 - Blog-style Digital Output - 30% (1,000 words) - ILO1 assessed
Assessment 2 - Essay - 70% (3,000 words) - ILOs 2,3,4 and 5 assessed
This course aims to develop student's understanding of the range of methodologies relevant to the evaluation of DHIs, to be able to critically evaluate their relative strengths and weaknesses and be able to make an informed choice about their selection for prospective evaluation.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and discuss DHIs in relation to the MRC complex interventions framework.
2. Develop and articulate a critical understanding of the need for a diversity of research methods for the evaluation of DHIs.
3. Critically appraise programmes to assess feasibility, acceptability, adherence and safety.
4. Critically appraise methods of process evaluation in DHI research.
5. Develop and articulate a critical understanding of novel approaches and adaptive methods for optimisation in DHI evaluation.
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.