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Engaging Technology CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This module will provide you with the opportunity to critically explore the concepts and developments of health and social care practice involving technology based assistive devices (Telehealth (TH), Telecare (TC) and Telemedicine (TM)).

The module will focus on theoretical, organisational, ethical and research perspectives in relation to tele-assistive devices. It will enable you to evaluate the use of technology in the delivery of health and social care services and appraise whether these technologies represent an effective choice for individuals seeking to maintain or improve their health and well-being. The module will critically question whether  technology can play a role in enabling people with disabilities or long term conditions to care for themselves or  support  service users' carers.

Module dates

Term 3

MAY: Tuesday 5 ,12, 19 and 26 May 2020
JUN: Tuesday 2, 9, 16 and 23 June 2020

Module Submission Date: 21 July 2020



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one years' relevant clinical experience as a health or social care practitioner
  • A satisfactory academic reference and a satisfactory clinical reference.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Dr Shashi Hirani

    Shashi is a Chartered Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology / Health Services Research at the School of Health Sciences, City University London.

    Shashi obtained his BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology at City University London and then went on to complete his MSc and PhD degrees in Health ...