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UCC CPD courses

Digital Healthcare NU6313

Course Fact File
Duration23rd October - 3rd December 2023
Fees€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing Date14/09/2024
Course Delivery MethodOnline

Fully On-line

Start Date21st October 2024


Module Objective: This module focuses on information communication technology (interchangeably referred to as digital health/ehealth/informatics) and its application to healthcare.

Module Content: The role and vision of digital health will be explored from a national and international perspective. Ethical considerations surrounding ehealth will be examined. The impact of digital healthcare technologies on health, health services delivery and workforce will be considered. Genomics will be investigated. The importance of classification systems/language and standards will be explored within the context of system development. Organisational development will be considered within the context of digital health. The learning environment within healthcare will be explored from a digital health perspective.
This module will provide students with knowledge to help them explore and contribute to the developing role of ICT in healthcare.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically explore pertinent issues such as trust and privacy as they apply to digital health.
  • Identify and critically analyse current and future contributions of ICT/digital health to how healthcare is delivered.
  • Explore standard development in relation to structuring information around discrete clinical concepts.
  • Appraise the use of classification systems in relation to digital health.
  • Explore diverse issues within digital health for example genomics.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

200hr(s) Other (Online Learning: Online discussions and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).


21st Oct- 4th Dec 2024

Dates are subject to slight changes

All on-line. No formal attendance.


Module Name Module Code Requirement 1 Requirement 2 Requirement 3 Requirement 4

Digital Healthcare

NU6313 Applicants must be practising nurses with evidence of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Evidence that registration with the NMBI will be complete by the proposed commencement date of the module; Applicants must provide evidence, a letter of support, that they will be working in a critical care environment (for a minimum of 19.5 hours/week); Applicants must provide a letter of support from their respective Director of Nursing and confirmation of having secured a clinical facilitator/preceptor for the duration of the module. Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules whose main language is not English and who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years. If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €900 which includes the €35 application fee

How To Apply

To apply for this module click the Apply Now button.  Once you have created your profile you can start your application by selecting the option below:

  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • The full module fee of €900 will be payable on submission of your application.

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