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Postgraduate Course: Information Security (HEIN11016)

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 Information Security legislation, guidance and processes required in health and social care organisations.
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. Describe the legislation and guidance surrounding information security including:
* BS 7799/ISO 17799
* Data Protection Act 1998
* NHSnet Code of Conduct
* Computer Misuse Act 1990
b. Examine the role of information security management within the NHS.
c. Discuss the relationship between information security management and confidentiality
d. Examine the effects of information security management in an information sharing environment
e. Critically analyse the role of information security management and data quality.
f. Explain the contingency procedures and processes that are needed for effective information security management.
g. Give evidence-based advice to individuals or organisations regarding the effects and management of information security factors in a variety of clinical and management contexts.
h. Explain the procedures used to assess the risks in relation to information security management and incident investigation procedures.
i. Critically analyse the role of information security management in relation to new development in information systems in the NHS
j. Audit, identify and manage information security risk
k. Advise on the information security needs of the organisation
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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