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Evaluating Digital Health for Impact

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30 hours over 4-week block

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Online self-paced & learn with others


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This short course has been curated for you to learn how to critically appraise and evaluate digital health methods, tools, systems and designs so you can determine their risks, benefits, and cost-effectiveness in clinical and population health practice.

You will learn how to implement and evaluate new digital technologies (including artificial intelligence) affecting your health facility, your work, consumers, and stakeholders.

Additionally, you will gain an in-depth understanding and critical evaluation of digital health applications, inter-operability standards and frameworks and incorporate these in the design, development and implementation of digital health tools and systems: now and in the future.


What are the course learning outcomes?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of digital health and artificial intelligence in society and the health system at macro and micro levels.
  • Explain factors contributing to the successful implementation of digital health and artificial intelligence tools.
  • Critically review the importance of evaluation and the determinants of successful evaluation from the perspective of single-site effectiveness studies, multi-site comparative effectiveness research and large scale-up of evidence-based digital health interventions.
  • Discuss the governance, ethical, legal and social issues associated with digital health and the implications for stakeholders, organisations, and health systems locally and internationally.

What core topics are offered?

For lifelong learning, the following topics are offered in the course to develop and increase your knowledge, understanding and skills in evaluating digital health for impact:

  • Introduction to digital health- Why is it different to other disciplines? 
  • Critical Thinking in Digital Health 
  • Methodological Principles and study designs 
  • Critical Evaluation and reporting 

Who is this course suited to?

Anyone working in digital health including medical and health care practitioners, research and IT professionals, managers and leaders who apply digital health (including Artificial Intelligence) for value-based healthcare, better health outcomes and consumer experience.

Online Synchronous Sessions (via Zoom)

Dates to be available soon

What are the course credentials?

This course is worth 3 Faculty Medicine and Health Executive Certificate in Health (FMECH) credit points, which provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 30 hours of learning inclusive of pre-work and course participation. Upon course completion, you will be issued with a verifiable digital badge from the UNSW Medicine & Health indicating the points awarded.

Upon course completion you will be issued with a verifiable digital badge from UNSW Medicine and Health indicating the points awarded.

The 30 hours of study and verifiable credential may be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which may substantiate activities claimed under your college program.



Can I use my credit towards further study?

You can partake another short course with FMECH points to achieve a total 150 hours of study. Once you have achieved a total of 15 points, reflecting 150 hours of study, you can use the 15 points to apply for recognition of prior learning for 6 units of credit towards a postgraduate program within UNSW Medicine & Health,  including the Master of Health Leadership and Management. It is essential to complete the assessment if you wish to apply to use the points towards credit for a UNSW postgraduate program in the future.


Price is inclusive of 30 hours of learning, support and mentoring, digital badging, online credential learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, and course completion assessment.


Additional discount available for UNSW Medicine & Health Short Course partners! To collect your additional discount, please insert "Partnership Discount" in the email subject and send to the Short Course Team.


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Further information

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