This unit exposes students to the fit between individuals, tasks and technology, commencing with the healthcare digitisation landscape and concluding with approaches to implementation. The unit will highlight the need for the user to be the continuous focal point during the design of any digital health application and for the design process to be iterative.
Students will also be introduced to common systems deployed in the primary health, community health and acute care services. Lastly, the planning and design phases of healthcare digitisation required to successfully implement a digital health application will be outlined.
|Principles of Healthcare Digitalisation|
|Unit of study code||322|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Digital Health
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||321 – Understanding Data in Healthcare|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Prescribed texts||Sipes, C. (2019). Application of nursing informatics, competencies, skills, decision making. Springer.
Hardy, L.R. (c2024). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach, (3rd ed.). Elsevier.
|Co-ordinated by||Ross Pancho
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Healthcare digitalisation landscape||a) appraise the digital maturity of the
|Assessment 1: Online discussion x1||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Planning for healthcare digitalisation||b) analyse the major principles of digitisation planning within the healthcare environment||Assessment 2: Reflective essay||25%||4|
|Theme 3: Principles of healthcare digitalisation design||c) discuss the principles of user-centric design||Assessment 3: Essay||30%||6|
|Theme 4: Principles of healthcare digitalisation implementation||d) determine challenges and relevant solutions for designing digital health applications in complex healthcare systems||Assessment 4: Briefing paper||40%||10|
|e) justify the major approaches to digitisation implementation within the healthcare
Principles of Healthcare Digitalisation (322) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
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