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Innovations in eHealth - HSBH2009

Year - 2020

Digital technologies are changing the health landscape from consumers having access to Dr Google to clinicians using virtual reality as part of treatment. This unit of study explores the impact of digital technologies on our health and wellbeing and includes consideration of how these devices and software interact with the healthcare system, affect attitudes towards health and healthcare providers, and change the discussions about health ethics, and health equity. Students will engage in practical, hands-on learning experience and complete authentic assessments such as designing innovations, creating an ePortfolio, and applying for a job.

2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week

Reflection task (25%), health project (30%), skills modules (5%), job application/eportfolio (40%)

Readings will be drawn from a variety of journals, government reports, and textbooks. The reading list will be available to students through the unit of study outline and learning management system

Assumed knowledge
HSBH1012, HSBH1013


48 credit points




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Participation Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Melanie Keep
HECS Band: 2
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