VIRTUAL AND TELE HEALTH

DIG5VTH

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Advances in mobile and medical technologies have led to many technological innovations in medicine and healthcare. Mobile platforms are now a pervasive technology trend that provides a new promise to deliver healthcare that is accessible, affordable and effective for value-based care. The field of telehealth has rapidly evolved into Mobile Health (mHealth) and this has put the onus and responsibility of healthcare into patients# and consumers# hands. The accelerated growth of digital technologies such as health applications or apps, fitness trackers, mobile social media, chatbots and remote monitoring devices has transformed telehealth from a novelty concept to a powerful resource that can be used as a mainstream strategy to deliver virtual care. In this subject, you will explore the evolution of tele to virtual health domains by learning the #art and science# behind tele and virtual health applications and keeping abreast with the latest developments in technologies used for tele and virtual health delivery. You will also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies and understand the need to provide evidence-based virtual care.


SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKevin Yap

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDesign and Quality Considerations for Developing Mobile Apps for Medication Management: Emerging Research and OpportunitiesPrescribedKevin Yap, Eskinder Ali, Lita Chew (2020)IGI Global
ReadingsThe Transformative Power of Mobile MedicineRecommendedPaul Cerrato, John Halamka (2019)Academic Press
ReadingsEmerging Technologies for Health and Medicine: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, Industry 4.0 (1st Ed)RecommendedHalit Eren, John G Webster (2015)CRC Press
ReadingsRealizing the Promise of Precision Medicine (1st Ed)RecommendedPaul Cerrato, John Halamka (2018)Academic Press
ReadingsThe Human Challenge of Telemedicine (1st Ed)RecommendedPhilippe Bardy (2018)ISTE Press-Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique the types of technologies and applications used for tele and virtual health delivery

Activities:
Lectures, Seminar presentations, case studies, workshops/tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Determine the ethical challenges in tele and virtual health

Activities:
Lectures, Seminar presentations, case studies, workshops/tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically evaluate the quality of evidence for technologies and applications used for tele and virtual health delivery

Activities:
Lectures, Seminar presentations, case studies, workshops/tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Propose and utilize appropriate frameworks in the design of a mHealth prototype

Activities:
Lectures, Seminar presentations, case studies, workshops/tutorials Project work, Lab work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Lack of manpower to develop and delivery Enrolment accepted until quota reached

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKevin Yap

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 37 - 42
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 37 - 42
Two 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral Presentation/ Seminar (1500 word equivalent)~30 min presentation20 01, 02, 03
mHealth assignment (3000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 04
Contribution to group project (2000 word equivalent)Students will work in groups to do a telehealth/mHealth project30 03, 04