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HTIN6012: Health Technology Innovation Capstone B

Semester 2, 2021 [Supervision] - Remote

The Health Technology Innovation Capstone Project provides an opportunity to utilise technology to model and characterise a complex health challenge, preparing the way for future innovation and/or delivery of a novel technology solution to address an already well-defined health challenge. It is not expected that the project outcomes of this unit will represent a significant contribution to new knowledge. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of independent investigative research or design work in a setting and in a manner that fosters the development of skills in research or design. The student will be required to demonstrate the desired learning outcome of combining cross-disciplinary contexts of health and technology and management of these in this task. This learning requirement will provide a strong base for future research within the CPC network or work opportunities in the health industry upon completion of the MHTI program. Projects can be directly tied to a candidate's vocational objectives or interests. Some projects will be experimental in nature, others may involve computer-based simulation, feasibility studies or the design, construction and testing of a software system or equipment. Candidates with experience and expertise from outside the health sector may be invited to partner with relevant team projects. Access to a registry of project opportunities, resources, consultants, co-supervisors will be provided. Students will generally work individually (or have an individual contribution to group project outcomes) for the semester.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
HTIN6030 or HTIN6032 or HTIN6020
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Jinman Kim,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task Assessment from 6011
The project unit continues from the previous semester
10% Progressive N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Progress report #2
5% Week 06 15 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6
Presentation Presentation/seminar
10% Week 13 15-20 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3
Assignment Final report
75% Week 13 50 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Assessment summary

  • Progress report 2. Week 6 (Semester 2). Report of the project progess to date, and adjustments to the proposal, if any. 
  • Oral presentation. Week 13 (Semester 2). Each student will be required to participate in an individual oral and poster presentation. Poster should be printed on an A1 page and summarise the group`s research work, including the main conclusions.
  • Final report. Week 13 (Semester 2). The final report will be judged on the extent and quality of the student’s original work and particularly how critical, perceptive and constructive they have been in assessing their work and that of others. 

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Written assessment tasks incur a 5% per day (including weekend days) penalty for lateness.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 02 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 03 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 04 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 05 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 06 Project Progress Report 2 Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 07 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 08 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 09 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 10 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 11 Project work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 12 Project Work Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 13 Project Presentation and Report Preparation Project (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Attendance and class requirements

You are to discuss and develop a meeting schedule with your supervisor.

You may also be asked to attend to few Project student discussion forums. 

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

Reading materials will be dependent on your research project. You are encouraged to discuss this with your supervisor.



Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. formulate and plan a health technology related capstone project concept based on research and development
  • LO2. critically analyse and evaluate data, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in the context of a health-related challenge, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved
  • LO3. develop evaluation techniques to build an evidence-based understanding of the quality and efficacy of technology innovation implemented in health care settings
  • LO4. utilise interdisciplinary approaches to health care and apply new technologies to solve complex problems
  • LO5. evaluate and assess the risk and safety issues associated with the introduction of new technologies to address health care issues
  • LO6. document and report investigative research work undertaken, evaluating your original contribution, in a style appropriate for academic literature.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

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