Certificate in Building Digital Healthcare Communities (Certificate in Building Digital Healthcare Communities)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

GMIT Mayo Campus

General Information
Contact

Brian Mulhern

Email

brian.mulhern@gmit.ie

Phone

099043147

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus,
Old Westport Rd.,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23X853

Role

Programme coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/11/2020

Start Date

18/01/2021

End Date

17/12/2021

About this Course

The programme will introduce students to the concepts, strategies, technologies and standards, which will drive the proposed electronic health care (eHealth) initiative in Ireland. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the underlying strategies and technical elements involved in eHealth, and to enable these students to take a leadership role in the implementation of an eHealth environment. More specifically, the programme will focus on that aspect of the overall eHealth Ireland strategy which sees healthcare moving from the acute hospitals into community setting; the so-called Stay Left Shift Left strategy. In this regard the programme seeks to give a grounding in ehealth strategy, systems, and processes to people involved in community and remote healthcare scenarios, and enable them to formulate plans for promoting, monitoring and facilitating healthcare delivery through digital technologies. The programme is aimed at community healthcare workers, from the public, private and the voluntary sectors, who are interested in using digital technologies as a catalyst toward improved healthcare delivery. Moreover, the programme will also be of benefit to solutions providers and developers as they engage with the concept of digital healthcare ecosystems. The objectives of the programme are to: 1. Familiarise students with eHealth strategies being promoted and adopted at International (WHO), EU, and at National level. 2. Enable students to identify and analyse current and emerging eHealth technologies. 3. Explain and interpret the emerging standards around patient data and information ethics. 4. Familiarise students with online healthcare collaborations tools and platforms, and the best practices around developing online communities. 5. Develop an understanding of a Community eHealth Ecosystem: scope, access, viability, patient-centred, quality, safety, communications, management, maintenance, etc. 6. Address legal, ethical and security concerns around on-line collaboration in the healthcare space. 7. Examine case studies where digital healthcare ecosystems have been successfully implemented.

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to: 1. Familiarise students with eHealth strategies being promoted and adopted at International (WHO), EU, and at National level. 2. Enable students to identify and analyse current and emerging eHealth technologies. 3. Explain and interpret the emerging standards around patient data and information ethics. 4. Familiarise students with online healthcare collaborations tools and platforms, and the best practices around developing online communities. 5. Develop an understanding of a Community eHealth Ecosystem: scope, access, viability, patient-centred, quality, safety, communications, management, maintenance, etc. 6. Address legal, ethical and security concerns around on-line collaboration in the healthcare space. 7. Examine case studies where digital healthcare ecosystems have been successfully implemented.

Entry Requirements

Students will meet the entry requirements as indicated in GMIT’s Academic Code of Practice No. 4 (Access, Transfer and Progression), at any given time.
This special purpose award is aimed at QQI Level 7 and 8 or equivalent, healthcare professionals, administrators in the public and private sectors, and patients.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be used as a means to gain entry to the programme or gain exemptions in accordance with Code of Practice No. 6 (Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning). Prior learning can be certified or experiential and will be assessed in accordance with the code.

Long Description

The programme will introduce students to the concepts, strategies, technologies and standards, which will drive the proposed electronic health care (eHealth) initiative in Ireland. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the underlying strategies and technical elements involved in eHealth, and to enable these students to take a leadership role in the implementation of an eHealth environment. More specifically, the programme will focus on that aspect of the overall eHealth Ireland strategy which sees healthcare moving from the acute hospitals into community setting; the so-called Stay Left Shift Left strategy. In this regard the programme seeks to give a grounding in ehealth strategy, systems, and processes to people involved in community and remote healthcare scenarios, and enable them to formulate plans for promoting, monitoring and facilitating healthcare delivery through digital technologies. The programme is aimed at community healthcare workers, from the public, private and the voluntary sectors, who are interested in using digital technologies as a catalyst toward improved healthcare delivery. Moreover, the programme will also be of benefit to solutions providers and developers as they engage with the concept of digital healthcare ecosystems.

Timetable Info

Blended delivery

Delivery Location

Mayo Campus

Delivery Notes

Blended delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Paula Barrett / Bridie Coleman

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus,
Old Westport Rd.,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23X853

Phone

0949025700

Email

LLLMayo@gmit.ie