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Postgraduate Course: Global eHealth (GLHE11067)

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 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.
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 set discussion task 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
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«br /»
Essay (1000 1200 words) - 40%«br /»
Assessed Discussion Forum - 40%«br /»
Reflective Commentary - 20%«br /»
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss the issues and challenges to considering health in a global context.
  2. Evaluate the role of ICT and innovation in strengthening health systems
  3. Examine the regional differences in infrastructure and capacity that influence the applicability of eHealth platforms.
  4. Analyse the key features and trajectories of eHealth policies in low, medium and high income countries and barriers to their implementation
  5. Discuss the challenges to growing, training and supporting the eHealth workforce.
Reading List
Links to resources are provided for student wishing to further explore topics of interests ¿ 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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