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Coursera: eHealth: More than just an electronic record

 with  Tim Shaw
The MOOC, "eHealth: More than just an electronic record!", is multidisciplinary in nature, and aims to equip the global audience of health clinicians, students, managers, administrators, and researchers to reflect on the overall impact of eHealth on the integration of care. It explores the breadth of technology application, current and emerging trends, and showcases both local and international eHealth practice and research.

The entire eHealth Course consists of 5 modules and takes about 5 weeks to complete. Completion certificates are issued on the basis of participation in all 5 modules. Completing the health practice assignment in Module 5 entitles you to advanced standing in some of the eHealth courses run by the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.

What you'll learn
- The fundamentals of eHealth and where it is heading
- What kind of health data we are currently collecting and how it will transform healthcare in the future
- How new technologies are helping health consumers participate in their own healthcare
- How eHealth can improve the coordination and efficiency of healthcare and what the barriers might be

Length: Self-paced 5 week course
Study time commitment: 3 hours per week
Assessable components: Assignment 1 in Module 2 (40%) and Assignment 2 in Module 5 (60%).

Guest presenters (listed in alphabetical order):
* Jordan Andersen | The University of Sydney
* Dr Teresa Andersen | Sydney Local Health District
* Dr Robert Birnbaum | Harvard Medical School / Partners Healthcare
* Melissa Brunner | The University of Newcastle & The University of Sydney
* Professor Jane Burns | Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre & The University of Sydney
* Professor Rafael A. Calvo | The University of Sydney
* Dr Andrew Campbell | The University of Sydney
* Dr Jelle Demeestere | John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle NSW
* Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte | The University of Sydney
* Karen Finnin | Physios Online
* Professor Afaf Girgis | UNSW Medicine
* Anna Janssen | The University of Sydney
* Professor Judy Kay | The University of Sydney
* Dr Melanie Keep | The University of Sydney
* A/Professor Jinman Kim | The University of Sydney
* Dr John Lambert | eHealth NSW
* Dr Melanie Keep | The University of Sydney
* Dr Karen Luxford | Clinical Excellence Committee NSW
* Michael Marthick | Chris O’Brien Lifehouse & The University of Sydney
* A/ Professor Mark McEntee | The University of Sydney
* Professor Kathryn Refshauge | The University of Sydney
* Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly | Sydney Children's Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital & UNSW Medicine
* Dr Arran Schlosberg | The University of Sydney
* Professor Stephen Simpson | The University of Sydney
* Professor Leanne Togher | The University of Sydney
* Josh Zadro | The University of Sydney

Syllabus

Module 1 - What is eHealth?
Key question: “What are the fundamentals of eHealth and where is it heading?” To complete this introductory module you will need to view the video lectures for each lesson and complete the four listed ungraded learning activities. It is also recommended that you sample the module reference and further resource list to consolidate your learning.

Module 2 - Health in our Hands
"How are new technologies helping consumers 'participate' in healthcare?" To complete this module you will need to view the video lectures for each lesson and complete the two listed ungraded learning activities. You are also required to complete the graded Peer Review Assignment 1 (40%) for submission as per the assignment instructions. It is also recommended that you sample the module reference and further resource list to consolidate your learning.

Module 3 - Data and the "Quantified Self"
"What kind of health data do we collect now and how will it transform healthcare in the future?"

Module 4 - Interacting with Health Professionals using New Technologies
"How can eHealth improve the coordination and efficiency of healthcare and what are the barriers?"

Module 5 - eHealth in Professional Practice
"How can eHealth principles and technologies be applied in my own professional practice?"

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
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