Postgraduate Course: Confidentiality and Data Protection in Healthcare (HEIN11014)
|School||School of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Health Information
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||To explore the concepts of confidentiality and data protection and assess the impact on care and processes within health and social care organisations and systems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
||The student will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week reading the course materials and additional/supplementary online and published resources; participating in online discussions and submitting required assignments.
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|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|a. Demonstrate a general understanding of the legislation and guidance surrounding Confidentiality and Data Protection, with specific reference to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK as a model, including:
* Data Protection Act 1998
* Common Law of Confidentiality
* NHS Confidentiality Guidance, including Caldicott Guardians
* Human Rights Act
b. Examine and analyse the impact of confidentiality on the NHS, in particular patient rights in relation to consent, information sharing and the wider implications of ethics.
c. Critically analyse the relationship between confidentiality and relevant legislation on information sharing.
d. Give evidence-based advice to individuals or organisations regarding the effects and management of confidentiality in a variety of clinical and management contexts.
e. Explain the particular needs and rights of mentally incapacitated persons and children with respect to confidentiality.
|Course assessments will relate to the learning outcomes. This summative work will be approximately 3000 words in total and be approved by the Programme Committee, on the|
recommendation of the Course Convenor. Combined with formative components, it may incorporate one or more of the following:
* Essay style analysis or commentary
* Scenario analysis
* Critical/Significant incident analysis
* Reflective practice accounts
* Individual presentations
* Multiple Choice Questions
* Other relevant assessments
|The course will be delivered using RCSEd's VLE with appropriate links to the University's systems. Students will be expected to use a range of flexible learning methods including participation in discussion forums and wikis and accessing resources in a range of formats e.g.|
pdf files, video clips, and audio files. In addition to the course materials and resources provided, candidates will be expected to use internet and published resources during self directed study and research.
|Course organiser||Dr Claudia Pagliari
Tel: (0131 6)50 9464
|Course secretary||Miss Ashley Stevenson
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