News from our CAS ETH in Digital Health
This February, our centre launched the first cohort of our continuing education programme in Digital Health titled “CAS ETH in Digital Health”. This course has been greatly anticipated by everyone who has been working towards this over the past few years.
We are pleased to report that we have fourteen professionals on board from the fields of medicine, research, the health insurance sector, the pharmaceutical industry, start-ups, NGOs, and the finance sector. The course was designed to cater to a diverse audience in order to facilitate an exchange between different disciplines and we are pleased that we managed to attract such a diverse and experienced group of professionals.
Since the start of the programme on 7 February 2022, the participants have received an in-depth introduction to the topic of digital health, including several keynote lectures by our professors Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch and Prof. Dr. Florian von Wangenheim. The majority of the teaching has been offered by our Scientific Director Dr. Tobias Kowatsch who shared important lessons from research projects and from using the MobileCoach platform to build digital health apps.
It was important to us to use collaborative tools to work together on group tasks and to also take some time to get to know each other. We have had some great first discussions on topics such as how to reach vulnerable populations and and the importance of building scalable solutions. So far, we have received very positive feedback from participants and it is extremely valuable to us to collect feedback from participants and our lecturers on what works and what can be improved.
As this first module draws to an end, we are looking forward to moving into module 2 of the course, which will focus on learning how to assess digital health applications. Module 2 will also include a first group project which focuses on critically evaluating the offerings of existing digital health solutions.
The 12 month CAS ETH in Digital Health contains 4 modules and runs until February 2023 with a summer break between modules 2 and 3. If you are interested in the field of digital health, please stay tuned as details of our next cohort will be announced shortly!