Postgraduate Course: Global eHealth (GLHE11067)
|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||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course considers the emergence and use of health information technologies in different global regions. It pays particular attention to the challenges and opportunities presented by eHealth in supporting public health and patient care in low income countries. It examines the policy context of eHealth in different countries, the World Health Organisation¿s eHealth strategy, as well as broader issues around inequalities, globalisation, health system strengthening and workforce development.
The course will be divided into 5 sessions, each lasting a week. Most sessions will contain written materials and presentations, accompanied by guided reading in the form of links to journal articles with problem-based learning questions.
Discussion of the content and reading materials will be posted to an online forum, along with students¿ answers to set discussion task questions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 5,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Online Activities 35,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There are three (3) component for the course assessment«br /»
Essay (1000 1200 words) - 40%«br /»
Assessed Discussion Forum - 40%«br /»
Reflective Commentary - 20%«br /»
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss the issues and challenges to considering health in a global context.
- Evaluate the role of ICT and innovation in strengthening health systems
- Examine the regional differences in infrastructure and capacity that influence the applicability of eHealth platforms.
- Analyse the key features and trajectories of eHealth policies in low, medium and high income countries and barriers to their implementation
- Discuss the challenges to growing, training and supporting the eHealth workforce.
|Links to resources are provided for student wishing to further explore topics of interests ¿ the sources and readings are not required content|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Delivered via online distance learning
|Course organiser||Dr Claudia Pagliari
Tel: (0131 6)50 9464
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Dumayne
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679