Module/Course Description

Course Title: Technology Applications in Health Care Organizations

Course Code: UU-HCM-2000-UG

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management - BL

Credits: 4.00

Course Description:

Course/Module Description:

This course/module emphasizes on technology and how it has transformed healthcare delivery in almost all aspects of care. This module concentrates to the use of technology as a way to improve healthcare delivery as its use in becoming a necessity in complex healthcare delivery were clinicians cannot function optimally without technological assistance. 

Course/Module Objectives:

The main objectives of the course are:

  1. To provide input during the development and customization of new technologies and applications in Health Care Organizations
  2. To provide an overview on issues that arise during the use of new technologies in Health Care Organizations
  3. To discuss factors such as poor design, poor maintenance and implementation, inadequate training, misuse of equipment and over reliance on technological applications can result in technology compromising safety.

Course/Module Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course students are expected to be able:

  1. To know how technology, including devices and computer-based software applications, affects patient safety
  2. To use the benefits of new technologies as an attempt to maximize effective regulation, design, implementation and use in Health Care Organizations
  3. To decide on health care devices and equipment designed to improve patient safety and range from relatively simple items such as single use instruments to complex automated systems and software applications in Health Care Organizations.

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100-UG

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1

Typical Module duration: 4.0


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