This course is taught over one academic term, lasting for ten weeks. You’ll attend 25 to 30 hours of lectures and carry out self-directed study during this time.
Dr Shashi Hirani, the course lead, has a background in health psychology and a keen interest in healthcare technology.
He’s supported by experts in emerging technology, such as VR, as well as behaviour change experts who can help you understand some of the barriers to introducing new technology to service users.
As well as attending lectures, you will spend time in our technology suite (CityTECs), which has been kitted out by Tunstall and Philips, two of the world’s leading healthcare technology companies. This gives you chance to use some of the latest technology that’s available to healthcare professionals.
You’ll also be given a wearable piece of technology to use during the course, allowing you to gain an insight into how patients experience and use technology.
There is just one assessment for this course.
- A 2,500-word written essay, with a pass mark of 50%. This will cover the introduction of a piece of technology in a specific setting, exploring the theory and using the available evidence base to support your choices around how and why you choose to introduce this technology.
This course will give you 15 academic credits, which count towards your CPD.