Master of Science by Coursework in Applied Digital Health

Differences from 2022/23 to 2023/24

  1. The Medical Sciences Divisional Board will appoint a Programme Committee for the supervision of the course.  The Programme Committee will arrange teaching and student supervision and will appoint an Academic Advisor and a Dissertation Supervisor for each candidate.
  2. Candidates will follow a course of study in Applied Digital Health for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable.
  3. The programme will consist of eight compulsory modules, as prescribed in the schedule, with one assessment unit for each module as well as a dissertation. Candidates must satisfy the Examiners in each assessment unit.
  4. The Module 8 assessment unit consists of two assessment items: a written submission and a recorded presentation. Candidates must submit both assessment items; if a candidate does not submit both Module 8 assessment items then the whole Module 8 assessment unit will be deemed a non-submission. The mark for the Module 8 assessment unit will be the weighted average of the two assessment items, as detailed in the Examination Conventions. 
  5. The dissertation research project must have been granted final approval by the MSc Academic Directors by the end of the Hilary term. The dissertation deadline will be published in the course handbook each year.
  6. All module summative assessments and the dissertation must be submitted via the authorised online submission site, by dates to be specified by the Programme Committee and published in the course handbook.
  7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the Examiners in any of the eight module assessment units, either as a result of poor academic performance or non-submission of an assessment item or assessment unit, may enter again for the assessment unit on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion. Ideally this will be within the same academic year before the final examination board. Alternatively it may be at the time these assessments are submitted during the following academic year. No candidate who has satisfied the examiners in an assessment unit may enter again for the same assessment unit.
  8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the Examiners in the dissertation will be given the opportunity to work on improving the write-up of their project and may resubmit their dissertation once (and only once) more, normally in the same academic year, prior to the final Exam Board meeting in September.  Where extensions or other unforeseen circumstances mean that resubmission in the same academic year is not possible, resubmission should take place in the following academic year, by a date agreed with the Exam Board.
  9. Candidates must pass each assessment unit in order to pass the examination overall.
  10. Candidates who have failed the requirements of the MSc but have satisfied the requirements for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma (all the requirements for the MSc, except completion of the dissertation) may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma.
  11. Candidates who have satisfied the requirements for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma (all the requirements for the MSc, except completion of the dissertation) and who do not wish to continue their studies, may end their registration and at that point be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma. 

Schedule of Modules 

  1. Foundations of Digital Health 
  2. ClinicalReal InformaticsWorld Data for TrialsDisease Surveillance and HealthQuality SurveillanceImprovement 
  3. Harnessing Big Data tofor ImproveClinical Care Decision Support
  4. Remote Monitoring and Digital Diagnostics 
  5. Supporting Health Behaviour Change Using Digital Tools 
  6. Digital Transformation of Primary Care 
  7. Economics of Digital Health 
  8. User-Focused Design and the Lifecycle of Digital Health Innovation