UTILISING TECHNOLOGIES IN HEALTHCARE - 2020/1

Module code: HCRM042

Module Overview

This module is delivered on-line and enables the students to explore and evaluate many of the underpinning principles and applications of e-health, m-health and telecare. Students will also evaluate the effectiveness of these approaches in relation to patient care.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

CHRYSANTHAKI Theopisti (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: I510

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:
• The use and effectiveness of ehealth, mhealth and Telecare
• The research underpinning the use of technology to improve patient care
• Patient experiences of ehealth, mhealth and telecare
• Barriers to the use of technology in healthcare

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework A critical analysis of an illness/health/ social care issue which examines the use of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare tech 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to enable the students to explore and apply the underpinning concepts of technology in relation to healthcare

Thus summative assessment of this module consists of a 3000 word assignment.
A critical analysis of an illness/health/ social care issue which examines the use of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare technologies to enhance the quality of healthcare.

Formative assessment
On-line discussion of ideas for assignment focus
Feedback

Students will receive feedback via on-line discussions, email and tutorials if requested.

Module aims

  • Introduce students to the concept of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare and consider methodological approaches that can be applied to the development, testing and evaluation of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare technologies
  • Introduce the concept of assessing the cost-effectiveness of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare applications
  • Highlight the importance of user involvement and user experiences in the design, development and testing of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare technologies

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the concept of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare, and how it can enhance a specific area of healthcare provision. CKT
002 Critically examine how eHealth, mHealth and Telecare technologies could be developed, tested and applied within health and social care contexts to impact positively on patient health and social care outcomes CKPT
003 Critically evaluate the challenges, impact, and potential cost-effectiveness, of eHealth, mHealth and Telecare interventions to improve health and social care outcomes CPT
004 Critically appraise and synthesise research evidence to support implementation in practice KP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 36

Methods of Teaching / Learning

• Use of e-learning platform
• Group discussions and presentation
• Case studies/narratives
• Digital media
• Facilitation
• Utilisation of online resources to develop knowledge for group activity.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for UTILISING TECHNOLOGIES IN HEALTHCARE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/hcrm042

Other information

None

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.