Building for Digital Health

Course Details And Deadlines

Building for Digital Health will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:50 pm in a location TBA. 

The course will involve students from the CS department and faculty from the Stanford SoM. Please review the guidelines below to determine if you’re a good fit for the course.

Students Requirements

Teams will be coding throughout the quarter. Completion of CS106A/B or equivalent is required. Some experience with mobile platforms (CS193P/A, CS47) or web platforms (CS142) is recommended. Since development will occur primarily on iOS, students need access to a Mac OS computer, running Xcode. The Macs in the residential clusters and at Lathrop (for checkout) come with Xcode pre-installed. See this list to locate computers on-campus with Xcode.

Faculty Requirements

All Stanford faculty, including Clinical Educators, may apply. Clinical and non-clinical postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to apply with a PI Stanford faculty member. The course requires a commitment to meet multiple times during spring and summer to complete course planning and project preparation activities, including need validation, developing or enhancing user/technology specifications, clinical study design, and IRB submission. Then, during winter quarter 2021, faculty must be available to meet weekly with their assigned student team to provide consistent support and direction on the project. Faculty should have strong desire and commitment to working with students.

Important Deadlines

For Faculty

August 3 - Faculty application opens

August 31 - Faculty application closes

September 16 - Faculty notified of project selection decisions

November 11 - Project specifications due

January 11 - First day of class; weekly team meetings begin

March 19 - Final presentations (week before end of quarter); weekly team meetings conclude

For Students

November 6 - Applications due

November 13 - Selection decisions announced


Please email Oliver Aalami for more information about the course.