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HSBH5003: e-Health for Health Professionals

2022 unit information

The aim of this unit is to provide future health professionals with a strong foundation in digital health on which they can make evidence-based decisions. In particular, this unit will provide students with opportunities to examine: How technology can affect health and healthcare delivery in different contexts, ethical issues surrounding digital health, innovations in digital health, how emerging technologies affect communication between health professionals, and health professionals and their clients or patients, strategies for interacting with patients and clients using different technologies, and the relationship between users, technologies, data and the wider information network. Students will develop their skills in critically thinking about digital health and its potential to support healthcare. Students will use and evaluate a digital health tool and generate an idea for a new digital intervention to showcase these skills. This unit will also enable students to be lifelong learners by providing them with reflective learning skills.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

Code HSBH5003
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Critically apply your understanding of eHealth and eHealth research to real-life health scenarios.
  • LO2. Engage in informed discussions about the ethical, legal, socio-cultural and political factors impacting eHealth uptake and use.
  • LO3. Evaluate and compare different eHealth tools in order to make informed decisions about eHealth used in practice.
  • LO4. Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and challenges eHealth creates for health professionals, and patients and consumers.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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