Digital Media in Health Communication and Literacy

3rd Edition
27 Jun 2022
04 Jul 2022 07 Jul 2022 13:58
Universidade do Porto
Target Group
EUGLOH students from 2nd and 3rd study cycles and all study areas
Universidade do Porto
Closed  (Deadline: 07 Jun 2022 23:59)

27th June: Virtual Preparatory Session 4th-7th July: In-person Hackathon


The “Digital Media in Health Communication and Literacy” training activity will allow you to be immersed in a collaborative learning environment while building digital media projects to tackle health related problems, over an intensive 4-day programme. In the week prior to the in-person hackathon in Porto, you will have 2 online briefing sessions, so you can adequately prepare for this endeavour!

In this edition, you will be challenged to present solutions to a real health problem, which affects millions of people worldwide, and that will be presented to you by an actual group of medical doctors, through a collaboration with a local health authority, from Porto’s metropolitan area. You will have the opportunity to be guided through an exploration process of various methodologies (such as design thinking, lean start-up, open innovation), with a special focus on the creation of communication materials and health literacy, both in linear and experimental formats.

Throughout the course, you will be assigned to a multidisciplinary team and you will have access to “round the clock” support from Professors, who shall provide you with the necessary assistance and help ensure your project is well on track to be completed on time.

The course will culminate with a public session on the final day, in which you will participate in an elevator-pitch session and present your project to a jury, who will assess the quality and feasibility of your ideas.

Alongside the training activity, you will also have access to an enriching cultural programme that we are preparing for you!

Added Value for students

  • the opportunity of working in multidisciplinary teams, alongside colleagues from the EUGLOH Alliance;
  • access to a group of experts from the EUGLOH’s ecosystem who will support and guide the teams during the training experience.

Testimonials from students from previous editions

"This Digital Media in Health Communication and Literacy is fantastic! I learned how to collaborate with different expertise and gained knowledge beyond my expectation. The project as an outcome of the course would be very useful!"

"It was an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to learn a lot and practice the knowledge. I’m being able to apply it in my professional life in many situations and it has been great."

"It was incredible and I learned a lot from the course, especially from the professor, mentors, and my fellow students."

This collaborative “hackathon” challenges the students to solve distinct health problems that should be overcome by the effective use of health literacy and communication supported on digital media. A design thinking and participatory methodology lead the squads of participants to create seed projects that can now be nurtured to real products that provide effective solutions.