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Postgraduate Course: Freedom of Information and Records Management (HEIN11015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaHealth Information Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionTo introduce the theoretical and practical aspects of the Freedom of Information Act and its impact on the delivery of health and social care.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 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.
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Online Activities 15, Summative Assessment Hours 30, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 55 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
a. Demonstrate an understanding of the Freedom of Information Act and associated legislation and any statutory instruments
b. Examine the impact of Freedom of Information in health and social care settings, in particular the impact on patient rights
c. Examine the impact of Freedom of Information on the operation of health and social care organisations
d. Discuss the relationship between Freedom of Information and confidentiality
e. Critically analyse the relationship between Freedom of Information and knowledge/information management
f. Give evidence-based advice to individuals or organisations regarding Freedom of Information in a variety of clinical and management contexts
g. Explain the procedures involved in auditing the information needs and flow within organisations
h. Explain the procedures involved in developing and managing a corporate records/information strategy
i. Undertake a risk assessment for Freedom of Information
j. Develop and undertake an information audit
Assessment Information
Course assessments will relate to the learning outcomes. The 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
Special Arrangements
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.
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Claudia Pagliari
Tel: (0131 6)50 9464
Course secretaryMiss Ashley Stevenson
Tel: 0131 527 3410
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