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Design and Implementation of Global Digital Health interventions

East Baltimore
3rd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Wednesday, 8:30 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Governments and health organizations are increasingly keen on digital health. Healthcare leaders are required to work at the intersection of health and technology, bringing together teams with diverse skills in health and computer science. But is a digital intervention appropriate for your health program? How can you set it up to effectively scale from the outset?
Provides an understanding of different types of digital interventions in healthcare. Reviews existing "global goods" and tools that are helpful in planning digital programs. Examines effective implementation strategies to make digital programs effective using case studies. Reviews critical team skills needed for implementation and scale. Explores emerging analytic methodologies to monitor digital programs. Prepares students to become effective decision-makers and digital health leaders.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify key types of digital interventions applied to improve a variety of health services
  2. Critically appraise technical considerations for the selection, adaptation and implementation considerations for various digital health platforms
  3. Develop requirements, data flow diagrams and a process to conceptualize implementation of digital health interventions
  4. Examine and differentiate the types, the processes of development, and the guidelines of use for globally-available public health technologic interventions
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 40% Participation
  • 10% Reflection
  • 20% Assignments
  • 30% Group Presentation