Vitamin Web |02, June, 2021
More can be done to support students in developing their own learning towards health technologies in preparation for their future career. If we deem digital health innovations necessary, what can be done to ensure our future workforce are ready and able to use new technologies for health?
Digital health is being further embedded across the University of Plymouth’s health and social care programmes including nursing, occupational therapy and medicine with the aim of increasing students’ skills, knowledge and confidence of digital health innovations, and learning how to support their peers as well as service users in their use.
Students across disciplines have participated in a range of digital health activities extending not only their own understanding of digital health but also in supporting others. Recent activities include students:
Students are valued stakeholders within the health ecosystem. There is a need to work collaboratively to develop and offer more opportunities, not only to extend students’ awareness of digital health innovations as part of the curricula, but also invite students to learn about and support the co-designing and testing of new digital innovations. The embedding of these activities into the curricula will continue to be explored and extended to a wide range of disciplines. We invite your thoughts towards the designing and development of digital health activities and how best to embed these within the curricula.
For those interested in learning more please contact:
· Occupational Therapy – Dr Alison Warren (email@example.com)
· Medicine – Dr Mahrukh Mirza (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Other programmes – Dr Toni Page (email@example.com)