The Health Technology Innovation Thesis provides an opportunity to utilise technology to model and characterise a complex health challenge, preparing the way for future innovation and/or delivery of a novel technology solution to address an already well-defined health challenge. It is not expected that the project outcomes of this unit will represent a significant contribution to new knowledge. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of independent research or design work in a setting and in a manner that fosters the development of skills in original research or design. The student will be required to demonstrate the desired learning outcome of combining cross-disciplinary contexts of health and technology and management of these in this task. This learning requirement will provide a strong base for future research within the CPC network or work opportunities in the health industry upon completion of the MHTI program. Projects can be directly tied to a candidate's vocational objectives or interests. Some projects will be experimental in nature, others may involve computer-based simulation, feasibility studies or the design, construction and testing of a software system or equipment. Candidates with experience and expertise from outside the health sector may be invited to partner with relevant team projects. Access to a registry of project opportunities, resources, consultants, co-supervisors will be provided. Students will generally work individually (or have an individual contribution to group project outcomes) for the semester.
Through semester assessment (100%)
A candidate for the Master of Health Technology Innovation who has completed 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study may take this unit. Eligible students for the Health Technology Innovation Thesis project will be required to complete both HTIN6030 (12 CPS) and HTIN6032 (12 CPS), totaling 24 CPS. Eligible students of the Master of Health Technology Innovation with a Distinction average or above (after completion of 24 credit points) may choose HTIN6020, HTIN6011/HTIN6012 or HTIN6030/HTIN6032.
HTIN6011 or HTIN6012 or HTIN6020