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DIGH703 Digital Health Technologies and Systems

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Advanced techniques, processes, skills and tools required to inform the development and safe application of digital and information systems technology in healthcare.

This paper takes students through the key processes and techniques used to design and test digital health systems using a human-centred design methodology. Students will learn how modern software design and development principles such as “design thinking” and Agile can be used to create systems that meet the needs of patients, clinicians and their communities.

Paper title Digital Health Technologies and Systems
Paper code DIGH703
Subject Digital Health
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,938.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
HEIN 703
Contact

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Paper Structure

This paper comprises of a series of introductory lectures to modern software design, development and user-testing techniques including persona development, user story mapping, wire-framing and usability testing. Students will work in groups using online collaboration tools to design a prototype of a digital health intervention that they can test with potential end-users.

Teaching Arrangements

The course is taught using online learning and software design collaboration tools that enable the delivery of the introductory lectures and the co-design of software products.

Textbooks

To be advised.

Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the phases of the Systems Development Life-Cycle (SDLC),
  2. Gain conceptual & practical skills in key aspects of developing information systems for healthcare
  3. Apply knowledge gained in a project to implement or design a health information system to solve a particular problem.

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Advanced techniques, processes, skills and tools required to inform the development and safe application of digital and information systems technology in healthcare.

This paper takes students through the key processes and techniques used to design and test digital health systems using a human-centred design methodology. Students will learn how modern software design and development principles such as “design thinking” and Agile can be used to create systems that meet the needs of patients, clinicians and their communities.

Paper title Digital Health Technologies and Systems
Paper code DIGH703
Subject Digital Health
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2023 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
HEIN 703
Contact

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Paper Structure

This paper comprises of a series of introductory lectures to modern software design, development and user-testing techniques including persona development, user story mapping, wire-framing and usability testing. Students will work in groups using online collaboration tools to design a prototype of a digital health intervention that they can test with potential end-users.

Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

The course is taught using online learning and software design collaboration tools that enable the delivery of the introductory lectures and the co-design of software products.

Textbooks

To be advised.

Course outline

View the course outline

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the phases of the Systems Development Life-Cycle (SDLC).
  2. Gain conceptual & practical skills in key aspects of developing information systems for healthcare.
  3. Apply knowledge gained in a project to implement or design a health information system to solve a particular problem.

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Other Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 16-22