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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50122: Knowledge and information management

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:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to introduce and evaluate effective knowledge and information management and its implications for the organisational and governance issues within health and social care systems and organisations.

Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Demonstrate the complex interrelationship of information requirements in a healthcare organisation
* Critically evaluate governance issues in relation to collecting a wide range of information relevant to healthcare delivery
* Contrast the range of systems used to organise and make effective use of corporate knowledge
These learning outcomes will be taught and assessed.

On completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Contribute to planning and deployment of knowledge management systems
* Provide professional advice on corporate and health related governance issues
* Plan and manage their learning through reflecting on and analysing their own learning needs.
* Integrate and critically evaluate information gathered from a wide range of resources including the unit resources, text books, journal articles, web pages and other online resources. An appreciation for a hierarchy of evidence should be displayed.
* Communicate effectively with colleagues and tutors including through asynchronous online discussions.
These learning outcomes will be facilitated and some may be assessed.

Healthcare delivery is an information intensive activity. In addition to collecting and managing patient information, healthcare organisations need to collect and manage organisation specific knowledge and information for operational and management purposes. This includes administrative functions, clinical and research governance and knowledge and information management. This will include the following topics:
* Knowledge Management
* Knowledge Management Systems
* Organisational Learning
* Corporate Governance
* Clinical and Research Governance.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50122 is Optional on the following programmes:

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