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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Global Health

Postgraduate Course: Consumer Health Informatics (GLHE11035)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course focuses on eHealth tools and services for patients and members of the public, in an area traditionally referred to as Consumer Health Informatics. It considers the information needs of the lay person and how our increasing access to digital media on the internet, though mobiles and social networks is changing this. Key underpinning issues include information provenance and the flipping of the so-called power pyramid from medical experts to informed consumers. It also considers the new role of citizens and ┐expert patients┐ as co-producers and curators of health information, and mediators of health decision making.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Collated forum postings: 30%
Essay: 70%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Students completing this course will:

-Identify a broad range of digital tools for aiding healthcare decisions and informing knowledge amongst patients and healthy citizens.
-Describe the core principles of health communication theory and behaviour change.
- Analyse how consumers and experts judge the prominence of health information and advice.
- Evaluate the role ICTs such as email and voice-over IP are playing in consumers' expectations for healthcare consultations.
- Compare and contrast the ways in which healthy people and those with long term illnesses are using ICT to promote and maintain wellness.
- Examine how citizen-centred digital health might be democratising health decision making.
-Explore the different needs of citizens in lower versus higher income settings.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to evaluate a range of consumer health informatics tools.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Delivered via online distance learning
KeywordsGlobal eHealth
Contacts
Course organiserDr Claudia Pagliari
Tel: (0131 6)50 9464
Email: Claudia.Pagliari@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Evgeniya Plotnikova
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679
Email: Evgeniya.Plotnikova@ed.ac.uk
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