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BIDH5000: Implementation Science in Digital Health

This unit develops students understanding of theoretical and practical considerations of designing and implementing innovative digital solutions to current issues in the health system. This includes taking account of contextual features in the development and application of new and existing digital health technologies in different clinical settings. Drawing on current digital health research, students will design, develop and evaluate their digital health transformation and implementation proposal relevant to their chosen project context.

Code BIDH5000
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Assumed basic knowledge of health, health care and associated systems are required. Students who have not completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a health profession will be asked to complete the Open Learning Environment module "Preparation for learning in the Hospital Environment", which is openly available to all University of Sydney students via Canvas. Please check the Canvas site for this unit for any information on further recommended resources

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Critically evaluate and demonstrate an understanding of the individual, organisational and systemic factors in complex health challenges.
  • LO2. Apply critical inquiry and research skills to design an implementable innovative digital health solution to a specific health problem that embraces development and evaluation cycles.
  • LO3. Demonstrate understanding of the competing individual and interdisciplinary demands that relate to effectiveness and delivery during phases of transformation or implementation, considering professional responsibilities across the disciplines of health, design, IT and business.
  • LO4. Demonstrate the professional capabilities associated with ethical project management by addressing stakeholder engagement, hybrid issues of health and technology using agile methodologies and translational science frameworks.
  • LO5. Communicate understanding of, and approaches to, complex health issues to a variety of audiences using a range of tools, and explaining the iterative and evidence-based design, as well as market need.
  • LO6. Demonstrate a best practice approach to the conceptualisation, design and development or evaluation of integrated transformation, implementation and project management strategies.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.