The aim of the programme is to enable successful graduates to have a good understanding of how the learning and practice of modern healthcare practices can be facilitated and augmented with the use of simple and advanced technologies. The programme will give students a wide-ranging and robust understanding of the different types of theoretical and practical approaches to learning and which technologies best support the different strategies.
The programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach of e-learning and participation in workshops demonstrating the design and implementation of training, along with the assessment of training. Particular emphasis on the course will be given to the use of a broad spectrum of simulation based learning methods and technologies. The aim is to make the course theoretically sound but with a strong emphasis on the immediate applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired by course graduates.
The program uses a blended learning approach of e-learning and participation in workshops demonstrating the design and implementation of training and the assessment of training. The students engage in self-directed multimedia and e-learning packages through UCCs Blackboard VLE. This content is supplemented by 10 hours of E-Tutorials per module which will facilitate discussion and group work. Full time students are expected to work for 30-35 hours per week on this programme. The aim is to make the course theoretically sound but with a strong emphasis on the immediate applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired by course graduates.
Unique aspects of this course
There is a consensus among medicine, healthcare professions, regulators, patient groups and national health care organizations that technologies, including simulation-based training and e-learning are a safe and most effective way forward as part of the pedagogical approach to training healthcare professionals of the future. Technology enhanced learning and education are expected to play a leading role in future healthcare education and training, and competency assurance. This program is aimed at healthcare professionals (of all disciplines), educators, technicians and administrators who have responsibility for the commissioning, design or implementation of learning courses for healthcare workers using Technology Enhanced Learning.