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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50160: Clinical system development and evaluation

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: CW100
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to introduce the spectrum of patient information systems including remote healthcare, specifically clinical system development and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Critically discuss the spectrum of clinical systems and their function in the collection and management of data for patient care including the Electronic Patient Record (EPR)/ Electronic Health Record (EHR) concept
* Demonstrate how systems are developed and the use of modelling techniques
* Critically evaluate the significance of decision support systems to assist with effective and shared decision making
More specifically students should be able to:
* Critically evaluate various systems development and evaluation methodologies
* Critically evaluate user involvement in system development and evaluation
* Discuss the concept of computer anxiety
* Quantitatively evaluate a healthcare information system
These learning outcomes will be taught and assessed.

On completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Contribute to effective systems planning and deployment in the healthcare setting (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
* Plan and manage their learning through reflecting on and analysing their own learning needs (Taught and facilitated )
* 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 (Taught, facilitated and assessed)
* Communicate effectively with colleagues and tutors including through asynchronous online discussions (Facilitated).

This unit explores how systems in healthcare may be developed and evaluated to enhance the healthcare process. This unit covers the following topics:
* The spectrum of Patient Information Systems
Specifically it will include:
* User Involvement in Systems
* Healthcare Informatics Implementation
* Clinical terminology
* Standards
* Clinical Systems
* Remote Healthcare.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50160 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • THHL-ADM15 : MSc Healthcare Information Governance (Distance Learning)
  • THHL-ADL16 : PG Dip Healthcare Information Governance (Distance Learning)

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