Undergraduate | LTU-HIM1UDH | 2024
Understanding Digital Health
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- Start dates
- 29 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 12 weeks
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Understanding Digital Health
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Describe the current national and international digital landscape in healthcare.
- Identify the implications of digitising health for health professionals working in the Australian Healthcare System, including technologies currently in use.
- Explore the impact of digital health on the experience of health consumers.
- Identify the technological, clinical, social, legal, and ethical impacts of the digitisation of health care.
- Digital health technologies used today and the national digital health strategy
- Technological, clinical, social, legal, and ethical impacts of digital health for consumers, and health professionals
- Adoption of digital health (enablers and barriers)
- Digital health successes and failures
- Drivers of digital health (national and international) and the future
In this subject you will be introduced to the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the delivery of healthcare. Beginning with an investigation of what is "digital health", you 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. You 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.
- A 10-minute recorded verbal presentation equivalent to 750 words. (25%)
- Individual report (equivalent 1500 words) (40%)
- Two individual tests: 30 min test (equiv 500 words) and 1 hour test (equiv 1000 words) (35%)
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