This online course examines the potential and impact of mobile devices for health. Students will conceptualize and design health apps that incorporate evidence-based guidelines and capitalize on the mobility, portability, and input/output capabilities of smartphones and tablets. We will consider the user experience: how healthcare consumers locate health apps and decide to download and try them; how they use health apps and why they sustain or abandon use; and studies of health benefits, focusing on how apps educate, connect, track, and remind. Included in the user experience is how to conduct a needs assessment and the impact of disabilities on mobile device use. We will examine how data collected from phones (Big Data) can be used for predictive analytics and personalization. Both healthcare and public health professionals and current Tufts graduate students are invited to enroll. All course lectures and activities will be delivered in scheduled sessions using WebEx and through video and students will work in teams on a design challenge using Google+ Hangouts.
$1,515 with an early registration discount by April 15, 2019. Regular tuition is $1,893.
Course director, Bradley Moore, at firstname.lastname@example.org.