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HTIN6032: Health Technology Innovation Thesis B

The Health Technology Innovation Thesis 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 research or design work in a setting and in a manner that fosters the development of skills in original 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.

Code HTIN6032
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 12
A candidate for the Master of Health Technology Innovation who has completed 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study, and has a WAM of 75+ may take this unit
HTIN6011 or HTIN6012 or HTIN6020

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

  • LO1. formulate and plan a health technology related dissertation project concept based on original 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 research work undertaken, evaluating one's original research contribution and impact, in a style appropriate for academic literature.

Unit outlines

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