|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
ICT is an important component to ensuring quality, safety, access and efficiency in healthcare. This subject introduces current approaches and future directions in eHealth and the use of ICT in healthcare generally as well as key concepts and tools from the underlying discipline of health informatics.
Topics include electronic health records (EHRs); hospital and primary care and public health information systems; supporting clinical decision-making for health professionals through ICT; eHealth in the community for preventive healthcare and for patient and carer support; regulatory influences on eHealth including management and governance, privacy, security, and confidentiality; the role of data standards, vocabularies, and nomenclatures in eHealth; research and development in eHealth.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Critically analyse approaches to eHealth in contemporary healthcare in Australia and internationally
- Use established evaluation frameworks to review the use of new and emerging applications of ICT in healthcare
- Demonstrate understanding of complex legal, ethical and standardisation problems and solutions in managing health data
- Apply recognised health informatics competency frameworks and career matrices to assess individual and organisational development needs
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Clear thinking
- Improved reading
- Enhanced ability to work in a team of people, and
- Presentation skills
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|HLTH90006||Basics of Digital Health for Clinicians||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Open book test of informatics foundation knowledge 1000 words. Done in class time in week 12, requiring approximately 39 - 45 hours of work (30%)
- Critical appraisal of assigned readings 1000 words. 3 pieces of 300-400 words each due in week 3, 6 and 9, requiring approximately 39 - 45 hours of work (30%)
- Project report. 5 minute class presentation. 2000 words. Class presentation due in week 10 or 11 as assigned. Final report due two weeks after the last class, requiring approximately 52 - 56 hours of work (40%)
Hurdle Requirement: to pass the subject, students must obtain:
- at least 50% of the marks available in the open book test and
- at least 50% of the marks available in the critical appraisal of assigned readings and
- at least 50% of the marks available in the project report
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Kathleen Gray Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours, 3 hours per week. Total time commitment 200 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Dr Kathleen Gray
Time commitment details
None. Readings will be provided online.
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
This subject is offered in semester 1 each year, as a 3 hour class one evening each week over a 12 week period, including lectures and small group activities.
Opportunities are provided for online interaction during class using students’ personal internet-connected devices. Subject documents and class records are handled using LMS Blackboard.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
This subject has no textbook. Students have access to lecture audio and slides in the LMS, as well as electronic full-text of recommended readings, including current journal articles, government documents and industry reports. 2012 examples of recommended readings are:
Bernstam, E., Smith, J. and Johnson, T. 2010 What is biomedical informatics?
Black, A., Car, J., Pagliari, C., Anandan, C., Creswell, K. et al. 2011 The impact of ehealth on the quality and safety of health care: a systematic overview
Kuhn K. A., Knoll A., Mewes H. W. et al. 2008 Informatics and medicine: from molecules to populations
Payton, F., Pare, G., LeRouge, C. and Reddy, M. 2011 Health care IT: process, people, patients and interdisciplinary considerations
This subject is important in the field of ehealth and biomedical informatics, i.e. work that concerns the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information in, about and for human health, and the design and management of related solutions to advance the understanding and practice of healthcare. This subject is offered jointly by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and also uses expert guest speakers from industry and government.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required