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Course module: 201600027
201600027
eHealth Development: A Holistic Approach
Course info
Course module201600027
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. N. Köhle
E-mailn.kohle@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. H. Kip
Lecturer
dr. N. Köhle
Contactperson for the course
dr. N. Köhle
Academic year2020
Starting block
1B
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
After this course, the student can:
  1. Name the aims, different types, benefits and barriers of eHealth.
  2. Name and explain the phases, accompanying goals and methods of the CeHRes roadmap.
  3. Explain the goal and added value of the contextual inquiry and provide examples of relevant research methods such as interviews, focus groups and questionnaires.
  4. Extract relevant requirements from interview data and translates these requirements in a lo-fi prototype.
  5. Explain what the goal and relevance of persuasive technology and behaviour change theory is for eHealth technology.
  6. Explain the meaning, relevance and methods (e.g. cognitive walkthrough, think aloud test) for usability testing.
  7. Explain what adherence and engagement are, why they are important for eHealth and how to measure them.
  8. Explain what business modelling and implementation is and why these are relevant for eHealth.
  9. Explain what evaluation of impact & uptake is and provide several suitable evaluation methods for eHealth.
  10. Critically analyze and reflect on examples in practice regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of eHealth technologies.
     
Content
eHealth refers to the use of (ICT) technologies to support health, well-being and healthcare. It is a term that captures concepts about health context, technology, and people. In this master course we will provide the students with insights into the domain of eHealth. Students will be introduced to concepts of user-friendly, value driven and persuasive eHealth technologies and to address the holistic development process. The course will be taught in a flipped classroom setting. This means that students study the offered materials (chapters from book and microlectures) before class. In the lectures/tutorials, students will critically analyze and reflect on examples in practice regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of eHealth technologies. During each lecture/tutorial, students will be given one case about the topic at hand. The worked out cases will be combined in a portfolio.
 
The content of the eight lectures is described below:  
Lecture 1 centreson the relevance, chances and barriers of eHealth. Students will be introduced to the CeHRes Roadmap, a framework that can be used in the development, implementation and evaluation of eHealth applications.
 
Lecture 2 will pay attention to the contextual inquiry which focuses on getting an understanding of prospective users and their context, and the weak and strong points of the current provision of care. Students will be introduced to different research methods (e.g. interviews, focus groups and questionnaires) that can be used in this phase.
 
Lecture 3 focuses on user requirements, which are extracted from users’ needs and wishes, and students will learn how to translate these requirements in a lo-fi prototype.
 
Lecture 4 will focus on the goal and relevance of persuasive technology and behaviour change theories in the context of eHealth technologies.
 
Lecture 5 will pay attention to usability testing. Its meaning and relevance will be discussed and students get to know different methods (e.g. cognitive walkthrough) that can be used to test the usability of an eHealth technology.
 
In lecture 6 adherence and user engagement will be addressed. We will focus on questions such as why it is important that users stay adherent to a eHealth application, and how can we measure user engagement?
 
Lecture 7 will address the concepts of business modelling and implementation. As an expert in the field of eHealth it is not only important to focus on the development of eHealth technology, but it is equally important to think about the implementation of this technology in practice.
 
In the last lecture, we will focus on the evaluation of the impact and uptake of an eHealth application and students will gain insights in several suitable evaluation methods for eHealth.

Thecourse will be assessed with a written exam  and a portfolio. The written exam consists of a combination of multiple choice and open questions and is about the book, the microlectures and additional materials. The portfolio is a collection of cases aligned with each lecture, in which students critically reflecti on examples from practice regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of eHealth technologies. This course is completed successfully if the grade of the exam is 5.5 or higher and the portfolio is assessed as fulfilled.
Participating study
Master Health Sciences
Required materials
Course material
Book (Van Gemert-Pijnen, J., Kelders, S. M., Kip, H. & Sanderman, R. (Eds.). (2018). eHealth Research, Theory and Development: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Abingdon, UK: Routledge) microlectures of the book and additional materials to be announced on Canvas
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes

Tutorial
Presence dutyYes

Tests
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