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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Health Informatics and eHealth (GLHE11066)

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 AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course explores key concepts and issues in Health Informatics and eHealth. It provides a grounding in the history and evolution of the fields at theoretical and applied levels.
Course description 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 the problem based learning (PBL) questions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 06/08/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 46 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There are three (3) component for the course assessment
Essay (1000 - 1200 words) - 40%
Assessed Discussion Tasks - 40%
Reflective Commentary - 20%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply critical and systems thinking to the evaluation of Health Informatics and eHealth issues, opportunities and challenges
  2. Critically evaluate the history, stages of development, and the scope and diversity within the fields of Medical Informatics and eHealth.
  3. Critically evaluate the mechanisms for modelling, visualising and organising information and systems
  4. Critically evaluate socio-technical perspectives on the current and future development of Health Informatics and eHealth infrastructures such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  5. Identify and discuss the key factors and emerging trends influencing the current and future evolution of Health Informatics and eHealth.
Reading List
Links to resources are provided for students wishing to further explore topics of interest. The sources and readings are not required content
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Delivered via online distance learning.
KeywordsGlobal eHealth
Course organiserDr Claudia Pagliari
Tel: (0131 6)50 9464
Course secretaryMs Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679
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