TLM-3060 Patients and the public as users of Net health services - 10 stp
Type of course
Theoretical and practical. The course can be taken as a singular course as long as the admission requirement for the Master Programme is satisfied.
The course will cover the following topics: 1) Definitions of 'Net health services'. 2) The use of Net health services: Norway, EU and the U.S. 3) Objectives related to the use of Net health services. 4) Challenges related to the use of Net health services. 5) Studies of outcomes of Net health services. 6) Writing a research protocol. 7) Surveys: What are they and what are they good for? 8) Questionnaire design. The course is a central part of the Master's Programme, and it covers a central field within e-health as well as methodological issues important for the Master's thesis.
Objective of the course
Learning Outcomes: Following the course, the students should be able to: 1) Define 'Net health services'. 2) Describe the use of Net health services in Europe and the U.S. 3) Discuss objectives and challenges related to the use of Net health services. 4) Critically appraise scientific work on telemedicine and e-health, including studies on outcomes. 5) Compose a research protocol. 6) Describe what a survey is and how surveys can be used. 7) Design a questionnaire.
The course consists of a combination of lectures, discussions, homework and practical exercises. In addition to physical attendance of lectures and seminars, part of the course is net-based that requires active participation of students via Fronter. All assignments are submitted electronically in Fronter.
2-weeks' take-home examination based on a specific assignment. Norwegian grading system: A-E, with F as fail. Evaluation: Course evaluation is conducted by both students and the lecturer at the end of the course.
Lectures Spring 2013
First Lecture: Tuesday, 22.01.2013 at 10:15 a.m.Tromsø Research Park, Lecture Room B284.
To be announced.