EHealth Applications and Solutions

Subject ISYS90077 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

200 hours


May be taken concurrently:

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Recommended Background Knowledge:


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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:



Subject Overview:

This subject provides an overview of design, implementation and evaluation considerations for developers of major ehealth solutions and applications, including electronic health records (EHR), telehealth, clinical decision support systems (CDSS), consumer health and innovative tools for biomedical research.

Indicative Content
Five major topics will be covered in lectures, tutorials and hands-on computer laboratories:

  1. Electronic Health Records Solutions
  2. Telemedicine and Telehealth Systems
  3. Clinical Decision Support Systems
  4. Consumer Health Applications
  5. Clinical and Translational Research Innovations
Learning Outcomes:

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Prepare a technical review of current solutions in ehealth
  2. Recognise opportunities for improvement through the development of ehealth solutions
  3. Design an ehealth solution based on critical evaluation of tools and methods
  4. Make a case for the feasibility, innovation, impact and value of the envisaged solution
  1. 1000 word report on technical review of a specific category of current eHealth solutions, due week 6 (30%). Addresses Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO's )1 & 2
  2. 2000 word report on eHealth Solution Design Project including 15-minute class presentation, due in week 10 (50%). Addresses ILO's 2 & 3
  3. 1000 word written evaluation of other student’s eHealth Solutions, due in week 12 (20%). Addresses ILO's 3 & 4
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Understanding of global issues relating to health
  • Understanding of diverse stakeholders in healthcare settings
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving


Learning and Teaching Methods
This subject is offered as a single 3-hour block of two 1- hour lectures plus one 1- hour tutorial per week over 12 weeks.

Subject documents and class records are handled using LMS Blackboard.

Indicative Key Learning Resources
This subject has no textbook. Students have access to lecture audio and slides in the LMS, as well as electronic full-text of recommended readings, including current journal articles, government documents and industry reports. 2013 examples of recommended readings are:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2013. Health IT tools and resources.

Gardner N., Keller E., 2012. Ehealth Safety.

Gelijns, A. C., Gabriel, S. E. 2012. Looking beyond translation--integrating clinical research with medical practice.

National E-Health Transition Authority. 2013. Implementation approach.

Careers/Industry Links
This subject is important in the field of ehealth and biomedical informatics, i.e. work that concerns the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information in, about and for human health, and the design and management of related solutions to advance the understanding and practice of healthcare. This subject is offered jointly by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and also uses expert guest speakers from industry and government.

Related Course(s): Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology

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