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Postgraduate Course: Human-Computer Interaction (HEIN11028)

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 descriptionThis Online Distance Learning course introduces the key theoretical concepts of human computer interaction and their relevance in the health informatics context. It also explores usability and the development and use of technologies to facilitate social and communication networks.
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 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
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. Define and discuss the significance of human-computer interaction in health
b. Evaluate and apply HCI principles, methodologies and guidelines
Assessment Information
Course assessments are aligned with the learning outcomes. Summative work will be approximately 3000 words in total and be approved by the Board of Examiners on the recommendation of the Course Leader. Combined with formative assessments, 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
None
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
KeywordsHuman Computer Interaction
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMiss Ashley Stevenson
Tel: 0131 527 3410
Email: a.stevenson@rcsed.ac.uk
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