Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills necessary as course taught via the internet

Aims/Description: This unit will examine a range of theoretical and practical issues related to information handling and communication strategies in healthcare. It will prepare students to analyse and assess the impact of print, broadcast and internet communication employed in healthcare. The conflict between data access and data protection in the effective delivery of a data-intensive healthcare environment will be explored. The student will investigate both the process of preparing written material for publication in an academic journal and the nature of academic publication itself.

Staff Contact: Mrs A.M. Robertson
Teaching Methods: Independent Study, Taught by Online Distance Learning, 15hrs Bespoke Course Materials, 15hrs On-line group and individual tutorials, 15hrs Group work/Discussions, 15hrs Directed study/set exercises/information gathering, 15hrs Reflection/Interpretation
Assessment: 3000 word assignment. Formative assessment of participation in online discussion and activities.

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