VIRTUAL AND TELE HEALTH

DIG5VTH

2021

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKevin Yap

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

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Capstone subjectNo

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Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

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Readings

The Human Challenge of Telemedicine

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPhilippe Bardy

Year2018

Edition/Volume1st Ed

PublisherISTE Press-Elsevier

ISBN9781785483042

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.elsevier.com/books/the-human-challenge-of-telemedicine

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Emerging Technologies for Health and Medicine: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, Industry 4.0

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHalit Eren, John G Webster

Year2015

Edition/Volume1st Ed

PublisherCRC Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.amazon.com/Medicine-M-Health-Telemedicine-Telehealth-Handbook/dp/1482236613/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Telehealth+and+Mobile+Health&qid=1576216358&sr=8-3

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Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPaul Cerrato, John Halamka

Year2018

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PublisherAcademic Press

ISBN978-0-12-811635-7

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URLhttps://www.elsevier.com/books/realizing-the-promise-of-precision-medicine/cerrato/978-0-12-811635-7?countrycode=AU&campaign_source=google_ads&campaign_medium=paid_search&campaign_name=Australia

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The Transformative Power of Mobile Medicine

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPaul Cerrato, John Halamka

Year2019

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PublisherAcademic Press

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URLhttps://www.elsevier.com/books/the-transformative-power-of-mobile-medicine/9780128149232)

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Design and Quality Considerations for Developing Mobile Apps for Medication Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKevin Yap, Eskinder Ali, Lita Chew

Year2020

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherIGI Global

ISBNN/A

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URLhttps://www.igi-global.com/book/design-quality-considerations-developing-mobile/244255)

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critique the types of technologies and applications used for tele and virtual health delivery
02. Determine the ethical challenges in tele and virtual health
03. Critically evaluate the quality of evidence for technologies and applications used for tele and virtual health delivery
04. Propose and utilise appropriate frameworks in the design of a mHealth prototype

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKevin Yap

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 37 - 42
One 1.50 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 37 - 42
Two 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral Presentation/ Seminar (1500 word equivalent)~30 min presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

mHealth assignment (3000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Contribution to group project (2000 word equivalent)Students will work in groups to do a telehealth/mHealth project

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4