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Evaluation of distance learning delivery of healthinformation management and health informaticsprogrammes: a UK perspective

Urquhart, C; Chambers, M; Connor, S; Lewis, L; Murphy, J; Roberts, R; Thomas, R; (2002) Evaluation of distance learning delivery of healthinformation management and health informaticsprogrammes: a UK perspective. Health Information and Libraries Journal , 19 (3) 146 - 157. 10.1046/j.1471-1842.2002.00388.x.

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Abstract

The aim of the article is to review evaluations of distance learning programmes in health information management, in order to identify the critical success factors for such programmes and discuss future directions. The emphasis is on the UK experience, based partly on reflections on the experience of one programme at University of Wales Aberystwyth (now over 10 years old), and partly on a policy review conducted for the NHS Information Authority and the NHS Information Policy Unit. The methods are, as far as possible, those of a systematic review of existing research, with, additionally, an overview of relevant policy developments for lifelong learning. The topics covered include the aims, objectives and educational philosophies of the programmes. The evidence, combined with the UWA experience, indicates the importance of face-to-face interaction, to complement distance or virtual learning. A student-centred approach to curriculum design and delivery is essential.

Type:Article
Title:Evaluation of distance learning delivery of healthinformation management and health informaticsprogrammes: a UK perspective
DOI:10.1046/j.1471-1842.2002.00388.x
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 7:29:02 11th Feb 2006
Keywords:Evaluation, Distance Learning, Health Informatics, Policy Developments, Curriculum
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME

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