Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Global eHealth (GLHE11031)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines global eHealth and the national and international policies and strategies underpinning it. Subjects include: patterns of health and disease; structure and funding of health systems; relationships between poverty; technology and health; globalisation; international standards; mHealth to address the urban-rural divide; challenges for Global Health Surveillance; workforce issues; innovation in low resource settings; research and evaluation of eHealth.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Collated forum postings: 30%
|No Exam Information
| Students completing this course will:
-Describe and summarise the World Health Organisation's efforts to document and coordinate eHealth globally.
-Identify the key features and trajectories of eHealth policies in low, medium and high income countries.
-Examine regional differences in infrastructure and capacity that influence the applicability of eHealth and mHealth platforms.
-Interpret and discuss a range of socio-political, economic and cultural influences on the appropriateness and effectiveness of eHealth.
- Analyse the need for contextual awareness when planning eHealth design or procurement.
-Investigate the challenges involved in gathering electronic data for effective global health metrics.
- Evaluate innovative uses of ICT for obtaining and sharing crowd sourced data for public health and research.
- Appraise and criticise the emergence of grounded innovations in low income countries and how this challenges traditional technology transfer models.
- Assess the human resource challenges for eHealth in developing countries.
- Critique and debate the importance of evaluation in this area.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Delivered via online distance learning
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Cunningham-Burley
Tel: (0131 6)51 1943
|Course secretary||Ms Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
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