Certificate in eHealth13 week online/blended course with a 1-day classroom session in GMIT Mayo Campus - 10 Credit, Level 8 Special Purpose Award (SPA)
Discipline: Nursing and Social Care
NFQ Level: 8
Mode of Study: Flexible Learning
Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT
Entry Requirements: Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for entry to a Level 8 programme in line with GMIT admissions policy
“Healthcare, with its increasing reliance on technology, has a requirement for professional personnel to take advantage of technological innovations that improve patient outcomes...” (eHAction Declaration 2018)
In addition to raising critical awareness of the impact of digital technologies on all areas of health care, students will be exposed to opportunities for further research in applied eHealth systems, eHealth data and eHealth practices.
GMIT is committed to providing “e-Skills for Professionals” through supporting the eHAction Declaration.
The online flexible/blended programme delivery method with a 1-day classroom session in GMIT Mayo Campus allows students from across Ireland unique access to continuous professional development in the area of eHealth at NFQ level 8.
This programme offers continuous professional development opportunities for clinicians and health care staff wishing to gain insight with a view to proactively supporting the eHealth initiative.
This programme is a 13 week (Level 8 SPA) aimed at nursing, medical, health care and social care professionals and healthcare administrators.
This programme will familiarise students with the core values of Ireland's eHealth strategy: patient wellbeing, efficiency, and data availability.
The programme will provide an explanation of the technologies and data standards which will underpin the eHealth strategy, and enable graduates to play a proactive role in the implementation of the eHealth strategy in their own health care setting.
GMIT recognises that health professionals are critical to facilitating the uptake of eHealth solutions and services for the benefit of all. This programme supports a prioritised focus on equipping current and future health professionals with the knowledge and understanding that will drive the wider deployment of eHealth.
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The programme consists of two 5 credit modules as follows:
1. eHealth Strategy and Data(5 Credits)
This module is designed to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the concepts, strategies, and data standards, which will drive the eHealth initiative in Ireland.
The module explores topics such as data management and governance, standards; legal and ethical issues around private and shared patient data; coding systems for disease classification, diagnosis and interventions; and government policy initiatives namely, the Individual Health Identifier, and the Electronic Health Record.
2. eHealth Systems and Implementation(5 Credits)
This module introduces students to the technology of eHealth Systems, and the project management techniques used in implementing these systems.
The generic components of an electronic information system are examined in terms of client-server and web-based computing models.
This module explores topics such as cloud and mobile technologies, eHealth ecosystems, change management, and eHealth implementations.
As the programme progresses, there is the caveat that there may be modifications due to developments in technology, systems implementations, and change management policies.
The programme is delivered over 13 consecutive weeks in a blended/online format.
In this mode, student engagement will be primarily through the GMIT online learning environment where the content will be delivered through online video/slide presentations, documents, two-way discussions/tutorials and interactive practicals.
The programme includes a 1 day in-house workshop/guest lecture series where students can engage directly with practitioners who are currently involved with specific eHealth project implementations
There is expected to be be 2 intakes for this programme, in September 2019 and January 2020.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st July, 2019.
Programme commencement date is late September.
How to Apply
Application forms can be downloaded from our website or by emailing LLLmayo@gmit.ie