eHealth is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the use of digital information and communications technologies (ICT) in the contexts of health service management, patient care delivery, citizen-centred health and healthcare research.
It covers technological aspects of health information infrastructures and systems, human and organizational influences on technology adoption the business and policy drivers for eHealth and the effective design and evaluation of digital health innovations.
Digital infrastructures and technologies are critical to the effective management of healthcare organisations and are changing the ways in which patient care is delivered and also empowering citizens to take more control over their own health.
Demand for eHealth expertise is rising rapidly and this fully-accredited online Postgraduate programme aims to equip its students with the knowledge and skills needed to support this expanding field.
This uniquely international and interdisciplinary programme introduces eHealth in the context of international health systems and global health challenges, supported by specialist courses covering areas such as public health informatics, tele-healthcare and mHealth. It offers you the opportunity to develop a comprehensive critical understanding of the many technical and sociotechnical factors underpinning eHealth and the research skills needed to study and evaluate these.
The MSc in eHealth will benefit people who either have or are seeking a career with international health and development agencies, governments or healthcare organisations or a relevant related area.
It will also be useful to designers of eHealth technologies and those seeking to evaluate the impacts of new innovations.
In the final phase of the programme students are be assessed on the basis of a structured research dissertation, based on a piece of original empirical research using a range of methods suited to the technology context and questions under investigation.
Our online learning environment is fully interactive and enables you to communicate with classmates and tutors from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
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An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in the field of clinical and allied health sciences, informatics, health policy, psychology, allied health sciences or a relevant related subject.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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