Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Digital Technologies and Information for Health Care Delivery

This module is for open to single module and students on MSc Health and will provide students with the opportunities to explore the issues surrounding the application of a range of emerging technologies in effective health care information management. Though the examples in the module delivery will be drawn from  the National Health Service in England, the contents of this module may equally be applicable to an International care service.

Module Information

Module code



The module content will include:

  • Introduction to health care information systems and its use in information management (Health Information archival and retrieval Systems)
  • The purpose and rationale for health care information management
  • Health Information Media (paper and electronic); Data capture tools and technologies (health record tools and documentation)
  • Data quality and integrity; Information Governance
  • Security, privacy and confidentiality issues; Data protection and medical records acts; Clinical classification systems
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR), personal health records and their implications
  • Telehealth, telemedicine and telecare
  • Evidence based informed decision making
  • Analysis and presentation of data for quality, risk management and other patient care related studies.

Entry requirements

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.


There are two elements of assessment for this module, both of which must be passed.

  • E-portfolio of evidence (2000 word equivalence) To include online activities/sources in relation to quality of care and outcomes for patients and service users and legal and ethical issues involved in safeguarding health information.
  • Written assignment (2500 words) A critical evaluation on the student’s professional experience with the use of digitalised technology/ies in the care setting, incorporating their contribution to the module online activities.

Module leader

Theo Fotis

Module dates

2022-23 Semester 2  Falmer Campus, Brighton 

  • June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Assessment submission date:  4 September 2023

2023-24 Semester 2  Falmer Campus, Brighton (dates subject to change)

  • June 3,4,5,6,7

Assessment submission date: Tbc


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module, the fee is:

2022-23 £1,092

2023-24- £1,122

Further information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module is a optional module for MSc Health. It could also be used as an optional module for other courses in discussion with the course leader.

This module can also be taken as a stand-alone module.

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