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Digital Health and MedTech Development

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:14.10.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:SBUEK_194LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:Economics; Other economic and management sub-sectorsTarget Audience:Pharmacy; Medical Technologies; Political Science; Public Health; Business Management; Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Romāns Putāns
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of International Business and Economics
The Head of Structural Unit:Romāns Putāns
Contacts:Rīga, 16 Dzirciema Street, block C, 2 D, sbekatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67409184
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)10Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures20
Classes (count)10Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes20
Total Contact Hours40
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)7Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures14
Classes (count)7Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes14
Total Contact Hours28
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Basic knowledge of international business or public health.
Objective:
To provide students with knowledge of digital health and medical technology development, growing topicality and practical trends in public health, its management in international business and startup entrepreneurship dimensions.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Health in the Digital SocietyLectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
2Social Perceptions on Digital HealthLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00computer room
3Digital solutions and information systems in the health and social care systemsLectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
4MedTech Trends – Digital Data-driven Public HealthLectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
5Public Health and Personal Data ProtectionLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
6Current trends in public health and MedTech developmentLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
7Analysis of social and economic change under the influence of MedTech developmentLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Health in the Digital SocietyLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
2Social Perceptions on Digital HealthLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
3Digital solutions and information systems in the health and social care systemsLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
4MedTech Trends – Digital Data-driven Public HealthLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
5Public Health and Personal Data ProtectionLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
6Current trends in public health and MedTech developmentLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
7Analysis of social and economic change under the influence of MedTech developmentLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Homework assignments, case studies, group presentations and preparation of a report, summary preparation.
Assessment Criteria:
1. Attendance of seminars, tests, group works – compulsory 2. Preparation and presentation of, giving a report on a practical situation (case study) – 30% 3. Preparation of a summary – 30% 4. Exam – 40%
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Knowledge of the importance and trends of digital health and medical technologies.
Skills:The student is able to identify the main risks and analyse possible solutions in the context of digital health and medical technologies.
Competencies:The student is able to participate in discussions and field development in the context of digital health and medical technologies, being aware of their complex nature.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Driving Reform: Digital Health Is Everyone's Business.
2Digital Health. Available from: https://journals-sagepub-com.db.rsu.lv/home/dhj
Additional Reading
1Digital health: Council conclusions 2017. Health in the digital society – making progress in data-driven innovation in the field of health. Available from: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/201…
2Public health panorama: journal of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.