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Global eHealth MSc/PgDip/PgCert/PgProfDev

Course Description

Programme description

This interdisciplinary programme introduces health informatics in the context of international health systems and global health challenges, supported by specialist courses covering areas such as public health informatics, telehealthcare and mHealth.

The term eHealth describes a diverse field concerned with the application of ICT to support the organisation and delivery of healthcare services and to enable citizens to manage their own health and wellness.

eHealth has become a priority area for the international healthcare sector and is attracting considerable global investment. This interdisciplinary programme introduces eHealth in the context of international health systems and global health challenges, supported by specialist courses covering areas such as public health informatics, telehealthcare and mHealth.

It is aimed at a wide audience, including health professionals, policymakers, NGOs, researchers, eHealth vendors and ICT practitioners. The programme is unique in addressing the topic from a truly international perspective, including a consideration of low and medium income economies.

Online learning

Our online learning environment is fully interactive and enables you to communicate with classmates and tutors from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Programme structure

Courses include:

Introduction to Global eHealth
Introduction to Health Informatics
The Ethics and Governance of eHealth
Telemedicine and Telehealth
The Business of eHealth
mHealth in High and Low Resource Settings
Global Health Challenges
User-centred Design
Public Health Informatics
Project Management

In the final phase of the programme students are be assessed on the basis of a structured research dissertation, based on a piece of original empirical research using a range of methods suited to the technology context and questions under investigation.

Postgraduate Professional Development

If you are looking for a shorter course option, or are unsure if online postgraduate study is for you, we offer online credit-bearing courses. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit.

You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Learning outcomes

The programme is focused on eHealth applications, delivery, research and policy and does not provide training in technical aspects of software design.

Career opportunities

Academic and commercial research in eHealth
eHealth industry - design, development
Aid agencies/NGOs - eHealth deployments and evaluation
Governments and health providers - eHealth policy and management
International Agencies - eHealth policy, analysis, delivery

Visit the Global eHealth MSc/PgDip/PgCert/PgProfDev page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in the field of clinical and allied health sciences, informatics, health policy, psychology, allied health sciences or a relevant related subject.

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