HLTH SC 2012 - Hacking Health
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code HLTH SC 2012 Course Hacking Health Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Incompatible HLTH SC 2105 Restrictions BHlthMedSc (Advanced) students only Course Description Hacking Health will bring together health professionals and technologists to both understand problems that need to be solved and to use cutting edge technology to develop innovative solutions for these problems. Hacking Health uses the principles of Translational Science to provide students with skills and practical knowledge to (i) creatively assess current health challenges in the community and collaboratively develop innovative solutions (ii) identify and appraise current technologies/interventions and strategies for effectiveness (iii) scope the role for potential new technologies/interventions (iv) consider the determinants of successful implementation of new or existing technologies/interventions. The course will build on the foundation skills developed in Clinical Skills and Simulation. Health clinicians and researchers from a wide range of disciplines will showcase successful innovation projects and students will then work in groups on solutions for a significant challenge within the health system.
Course Coordinator: Ms Jacqueline ParsonsCourse staff:
Jacqueline Parsons, School of Public Health
Rick Wiechula, Adelaide Nursing School
David Foley, Adelaide Nursing School
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.A full course timetable will be available in MyUni Canvas.
Key topics include:
Module 1: Needs assessment of population health needs + Service mapping (identifying a priority area)
Module 2: Option appraisal (identifying potential solutions)
Module 3: Evaluation process (including feasibility and acceptability, and full evaluation to demonstrate safety, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness)
Module 4: Implementation frameworks/models
Module 5: Business case development and student presentations
This course will be presented as a mix of lecture/seminars and workshops and delivered in 3 hour blocks. Weekly 1 hour seminars (including guest speakers) will be used to introduce and illustrate the course components. Workshops (2 hours/week) will be conducted in small groups (SGDE), providing interactive group discussions to clarify and apply the course components from seminars and improve understanding. SGDE will expose students to knowledge translation experts from disciplines across the Faculty (e.g.Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide Nursing School, Adelaide Dental School and School of Public health) who have different bodies of knowledge and perspectives on the topic enhancing cross-disciplinary interactions as most often applicable to real world health problems.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Describe the principles and processes of knowledge translation
2. Employ strategies to identify and prioritise health problems and opportunities for change
3. Appraise current health practices to determine areas of deficit and need for new innovations
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the design and innovation process to develop new solutions to health problems
5. Develop frameworks to implement solutions
6. Demonstrate an understanding and apply alternative study designs to the evaluation of successful implementation
7. Display communication and collaborative skills working in small groups to apply the knowledge translation process to a specific health problem
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2-6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-7 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1-7 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThere is no set textbook for this course. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via Canvas.
Online LearningThe primary means of communication outside of formal contact hours will be via Canvas. Announcements and discussion boards will be the main method of communicating with the student cohort. Course material will be supported by online resources, with recordings via Canvas. Material will be sequentially released in line with the teaching and learning activities in each week.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will be presented as a mix of seminars and workshops and delivered in 3 hour blocks. Weekly 1 hour seminars (including guest speakers) will be used to introduce and illustrate the course components. Workshops (2 hours/week) will be conducted in small groups (SGDE), providing interactive group discussions to clarify and apply the course components from seminars and improve understanding.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Is a 3 unit course so the total workload (including contact and non-contact) for a 3 unit course is 156 hours.
Learning Activities SummaryKey topics include:
• Module 1: Needs assessment of population health needs + Service mapping (identifying a priority area)
• Module 2: Option appraisal (identifying potential solutions)
• Module 3: Evaluation process (including feasibility and acceptability, and full evaluation to demonstrate safety, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness)
• Module 4: Implementation frameworks/models
• Module 5: Business case development and student presentations
Small Group Discovery ExperienceStudents will be placed in groups. Groups will work on dveloping a project proposal that will address a priority health issue. Supervisors will assist in applying course components including the identification and analysis of a health priority, potential solutions, and the evaluation of options followed by an implementation plan. They will also facilitate a cross-disciplinary collaborative experience. Each group will jointly prepare and present their project proposal (group presentation), but each student will prepare and submit a separate project proposal (final assignment).
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Course Learning Outcomes Quiz 1 Summative 10% 1 - 4 Project proposal part 1 Summative 15% 1 - 7 Quiz 2 Summative 10% 1 - 4 Group presentation Summative 10% 1 - 7 Project proposal final Summative 45% 1 - 7 Peer assessment of group work Summative 5% 1 - 7 Workshop attendance Summative 5% 1 - 7
Assessment DetailQuizzes: Each student will be required to complete two short quizzes online, testing students’ understanding of concepts addressed in the course. 20% total weighting (2 X 10%).
Project proposal part 1: Based on group work students are required to prepare a project proposal. This will be submitted in two parts. Students will individually submit an 800 word proposal. Part 1 will include an introduction, needs assessment and service mapping and a search that will be used to identify literature relevant to the project topic. 15% weighting
Group presentation: Groups will give a presentation to students and teaching staff in which they present their project proposal. 10% weighting
Final project proposal: Students will individually submit a 3,200 word report on their proposed project. This will include; part 1 (800 words) from the previous assignment, appraisal of evidence identified from the search strategy in part 1, and part 2 including description of and justification for the proposed intervention, implementation and evaluation plan and conclusion (2400 words). The grade for this assignment will only be based on part 2. 45% weighting.
Workshop attendance is compulsory. The workshops provide a focal point for group work and skill development to be used in constructing the group assignment. 5% weighting
Group work is central to this course. All students are expected to make an equitable contribution to the gropu proposal. Students will have the opportunity of evaluation their own and other group members contribution. 5% weighting.
SubmissionDetails will be made available on MyUni Canvas
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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1. Level of detail regarding assessment items. As a result rubrics will be provided with increased detail for assignments.
2. In-equitable contributions from group members. As a result we have introduced peer assessment for group work and compulsory attendance at workshops.
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