Online postgraduate course on e-health

The Peninsula Postgraduate Health Institute is inviting applications for postgraduate study of e-health via a new online module. This module will be mainly given by synchronous interactive live webcasts to your Internet connected computer. The sessions will be 2-5pm (British Time) on 10 Wednesdays from October (i.e. 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct, 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov, 3, 10 Dec 2008). The module will be given by Professor Ray Jones, Drs Maged Kamel Boulos, and Inocencio Maramba. You can find out more about them here.

The module is at postgraduate level and aims to give students an appreciation of e-health, in particular how information and communication technologies can be used to manipulate information for both population health need assessment and to support patient groups and communities. The module is available to students taking various Masters programmes at the Peninsula Postgraduate Health Institute (PPHI) ( including those taking a Masters in Public and Community Health. In total they are aiming to have 20 students on the module from a range of health and social care disciplines and from a range of countries. In addition to PPHI Masters students they are also inviting others who wish to take the module as a ‘stand alone’ module. This can either be as an assessed module (which you may be able to have credit-transferred to another Masters degree) or as a non-assessed module (certificate of attendance only) for your continuing professional development. The fees for this module are the same for all students regardless of whether they are UK or overseas: £220 assessed, and £190 for non-assessed.

Each of the ten interactive live webinars will comprise a live video presentation by the lecturer and simultaneous on-line discussion by students. Students will need a broadband Internet connected computer that plays sound. Students will also be required to carry out other study in between the webinars with activities such as (a) work/home based project work using Internet tools to explore health information needs of particular patient or public communities and the quality and relevance of information available, (b) ‘traditional’ e-learning work packages on aspects of e-health, (c) use of Geographic Information Systems through the Internet to explore issues of record linkage.

For application form please click here. For details of other postgraduate courses please click here. Other CPD courses may be found here.

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