Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Daniel Soria checkmark-circle


An overview of basic concepts related to eHealth and a perspective on current HIT (Health Information Technology) and innovation. Review of current healthcare related IT systems. The use of information technology for handling clinical data, health systems. Data representation and knowledge management. Security and privacy. Ethics and legal requirements of eHealth systems. Clinical decision support systems. TeleHealth tools for remote diagnosis, monitoring, and disease management. Delivery and monitoring platforms for both hospitals and home environment. Innovation in eHealth systems leading to start-up companies.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22 hours
Private study hours: 128 hours
Total study hours: 150 hours

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Examination - 50%
Coursework - 50%

Reassessment methods
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Indicative reading

Karen A. Wager, Frances W. Lee, John P. Glaser,Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management, John Wiley & Sons, 2009
Tom Jones, Developing an E-Health Strategy: A Commonwealth Workbook of Methodologies, Content and Models, 2011
Martin Szomszor, Patty Kostkova, Electronic Healthcare: Third International Conference, eHealth 2010, Casablanca, Morocco, December 13-15, 2010
Joseph K. H. Tan, E-health Care Information Systems: An Introduction For Students and Professionals, John Wiley & Sons, 2005

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Understand eHealth and related concepts in the use of information and communications technology in healthcare.
8.2 Identify strategies for the design, implementation and evaluation of eHealth systems to a given problem.
8.3 Be able to understand the different frameworks for effective health information management and be able to evaluate how to apply a given framework for a specific purpose.
8.4 Be aware of the legal background, security and ethical issues related to eHealth systems.
8.5 Be able to present and deliver innovative solutions to a range of eHealth problems and to a variety of audiences.

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Be able to demonstrate comprehension of the trade-offs involved in design choices.
9.2 Demonstrate an understanding of theory and able to deploy it in design, implementation, information management and evaluation of computer-based systems.
9.3 Demonstrate effective use of general IT facilities.
9.4 Reflect on organisational skills including the management of people, operations management, marketing and organisational strategy.
9.5 Demonstrate understanding of economic, social, moral and ethical issues.
9.6 Show communication skills in delivering messages to a range of audiences about technical problems and their solutions.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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