UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL HEALTH

HIM1UDH

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


In this subject students are introduced to the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the delivery of healthcare. Beginning with an investigation of what is "digital health", students will become familiar with the most common digital technologies utilised by healthcare professionals. The benefits and challenges surrounding the introduction of digital health for both health professionals and consumers will be explored. The common enablers of, and barriers to, adoption will be identified. Students will research the technological, clinical, social, legal and ethical impacts of the digitisation of health care. Past successes and failures, and future trends in digital health, will be explored along with the international and national drivers for a digital health strategy.


SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the current national and international digital landscape in healthcare.

Activities:
Blended lectures and face to face workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Identify the implications of digitising health for health professionals working in the Australian Healthcare System, including technologies currently in use.

Activities:
Blended lectures and face to face workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Explore the impact of digital health on the experience of health consumers.

Activities:
Blended lectures and face to face workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

04. Identify the technological, clinical, social, legal and ethical impacts of the digitisation of health care.

Activities:
Blended lectures and face to face workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information New subject and staff resources Merit based quota. Review interest and enrolment in 2019

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Eleven 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Scheduled weekly except week 34"

Computer Laboratory Week: 34 - 34
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Computer lab in week 34 only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual report (equivalent 1800 words)40 02, 04
Team assessment (equiv 1000 words per person or 10-15 minute presentation per person)25 03, 04
Individual quiz & exam 30 min in class quiz (500 word equiv);1 hour exam (equiv 1000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04