Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Trends and Concepts in Digital Health (Sommersemester 2024)

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Matthieu-Patrick Schapranow (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine)
Course Website: https://hpi.de/en/digital-health-cluster/teaching/summer-term-2024/trends-and-concepts-in-digital-health.html

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.04.2024-30.04.2024
  • Examination time §9 (4) BAMA-O: 30.05.2024
  • Teaching Form: Seminar
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Module
  • Course Language: English

Programs, Module Groups & Modules

Digital Health MA
Data Engineering MA
Software Systems Engineering MA
  • DSYS: Data-Driven Systems
    • HPI-DSYS-C Concepts and Methods
  • DSYS: Data-Driven Systems
    • HPI-DSYS-T Technologies and Tools
  • MALA: Machine Learning and Analytics
    • HPI-MALA-C Concepts and Methods
  • MALA: Machine Learning and Analytics
    • HPI-MALA-T Technologies and Tools
IT-Systems Engineering MA



The purpose of this seminar is to deepen your knowlegde on latest trends and concepts in Digital Health (DH). You will select your preferred topic from a list of available seminar topics presented during the course kick-off. The assigned topic defines the focus of your individual contribution throughout the remainder of the seminar. You will conduct research on the selected topic, acquire latest knowledge on the topic, evaluate and interprete latest state of the art, and share your results with your fellow students.

Your tutors will introduce selected concepts and tools you, which are relevant for your chosen seminar projects. You will acquire a deep knowledge on the selected course topic. Please bear in mind: Some of the used data sets might require you to either sign-up on a webpage, agree to follow data handling steps, sign a data use or confidentially agreement, or similar aspects. We will equip you with the required knowledge to conduct research on the selected topic and provide you access to additional materials for your chosen projects.

What we can expect from you

We expect you to:

  • Deep-dive into the selected DH topic technology,
  • Conduct research on related work in the specific field,
  • Assess the current state of the art, and
  • Evaluate the state of the art and share your results with your fellow students. 

What you can expect from us

You can expect from us a continous coaching with regards to your select project topic throughout the whole semester, e.g. in regular appointments with your tutor. Furthermore, we will provide you guidance for improving your presentation and scientific writing skills. You will share your individual results in an intermediate and a final presentation with all participants. The presentation will help you to communicate your approach and intermediate results to others as well as to receive individual feedback on your approach and individual progress. Ultimately, you will document your findings in a scientific report at the end of the seminar.


Please assess yourself: You should have a profound understanding of digital health topics, programming/development skills are not mandatory. 


The final grading will be determined by the following individual parts, each of them must be passed individually: 

  • Seminar results, i.e. intermediate + final presentation conducted during the seminar slots as well as research prototype (40%), 
  • Research article about your individual contribution submitted at the end of the seminar (40%), and
  • Individual commitment throughout the seminar (20%).