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CPE7605

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Janette Agg

Synopsis

This unit focuses on the leading principles/theories of EHR research, design and development. It will also deal with issues of standardisation, security and human-computer interactions that impact on system design and utilisation. The relationship between EHR and telehealth will also be investigated. Students will use the knowledge gained to critically examine the role of EHR in facilitating healthcare information documentation, communication and shaping healthcare management.

Objectives

On completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. Compare and critique leading principles governing EHR design and development;
  2. Understand the importance of healthcare data, standards, security and applied healthcare information in relation to the EHR;
  3. Take into account the relationship between EHR and healthcare decision making and consumer participation in healthcare decisions;
  4. Understand the role of the EHR in telehealth; and
  5. Understand the impact of the EHR with regard to healthcare documentation, communication and delivery.

Assessment

Participation in on-line discussion group (20%)
Case study and reflective material review questions (30%)
Essay of approximately 5,000 words (50%).

Chief examiner(s)

A/Prof Lisa McKenna