Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Health Informatics and eHealth (GLHE11066)
|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 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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
Essay (1000 - 1200 words) - 40%
Assessed Discussion Tasks - 40%
Reflective Commentary - 20%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply critical and systems thinking to the evaluation of Health Informatics and eHealth issues, opportunities and challenges
- Critically evaluate the history, stages of development, and the scope and diversity within the fields of Medical Informatics and eHealth.
- Critically evaluate the mechanisms for modelling, visualising and organising information and systems
- Critically evaluate socio-technical perspectives on the current and future development of Health Informatics and eHealth infrastructures such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
- Identify and discuss the key factors and emerging trends influencing the current and future evolution of Health Informatics and eHealth.
|Links to resources are provided for students wishing to further explore topics of interest. 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 Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679