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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50005: Remote healthcare

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL50001 and take HL50002
Click here for further information Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:

* Provide a grounding in the technology used in telemedicine and possible future developments
* Demonstrate the use of a defined question set to analyse the requirements and planning for a telemedicine service.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Critically analyse the requirements for a remote healthcare service using a structured methodology for resource planning and strategy
* Describe current and analyse possible developments for telemedicine technology.

Access to healthcare has been highly dependant on distance from a major conurbation, but with the advent of technology and the potential for rapid dissemination of data and information, this dependency is changing. This unit examines the strategy and planning required for the implementation of telemedicine and remote healthcare systems and explores the many issues, political and practical. This will include the following topics:
* Communication systems and networks
* Telemedicine systems and technology
* Virtual consultations
* Resource planning and strategy.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50005 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • THHL-ADM13 : MSc Healthcare Informatics (Distance Learning)
  • THHL-ADL11 : PG Dip Healthcare Informatics (Distance Learning)

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.