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BIDH5003: Foundations of digital health

2024 unit information

The aim of this unit is to provide students with a strong foundation in digital health on which they can make evidence based decisions. In particular, this unit will provide students with opportunities to examine how technology can affect health and healthcare delivery in different contexts, ethical issues surrounding digital health, how emerging technologies impact on communication, strategies for interacting with patients and clients using different technologies, and the relationship between users, technologies, data and the wider information network. Students will develop their skills in critically thinking about digital health and its potential to support healthcare. Students will use and evaluate a digital health tool and examine in depth how a specific digital intervention impacts on the role of health care providers. This unit will also enable students to be lifelong learners by providing them with reflective learning skills.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

Code BIDH5003
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
HSBH5003 or HSBH3008 or BIDH3008

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

  • LO1. Understand the purpose and function of digital health technologies implemented at local, state and national levels
  • LO2. Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and challenges digital health creates for health care professionals, patients and consumers
  • LO3. Evaluate and compare different digital health tools in order to make informed decisions about digital health used in practice
  • LO4. Critically apply your understanding of digital health and digital health research to real-life health scenarios
  • LO5. Engage in informed discussions about the socio-technical, ethical and legal factors impacting digital health uptake and use

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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