AKDN eHRC is offering a year-long online certificate course in eHealth. This course is designed to build the eHealth capacities of professionals working in the health sector. It focuses on helping the audience understand the concepts of eHealth, implement eHealth solutions and address the challenges around eHealth service delivery, primarily in low- and-middle income countries.

The course consists of 11 modules. Each module is delivered asynchronously over a period of three weeks. For more information, visit the 'Course Structure' tab on the right side of this page.

Each module below also includes a video explains the module, walks you through the weekly activities that you will perform and outlines what is expected of you from this module.
This module provides an overview of the basic concepts of health and the health system. It explains the importance of health in an individual's life for supporting a better future and discusses various challenges currently faced by health care systems around the world. Moreover, it sheds light on the mission and health-related activities implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO), to improve the health status of people in developing countries. 
                                                           


Module Timeline: Apr 17, 2017 - May 07, 2017

       
This introductory module presents an overview of the basic concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This section of the course will familiarise novice eHealth professionals with the basic components of ICT along with its application in different sectors. This module will prepare professionals to embrace ICT to excel in this technology-driven world.



Module Timeline: May 15, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017



The field of eHealth comes at the intersection of health and technology. This fusion of information technology and health has opened new ways of health care delivery beyond geographical boundaries. This module presents an overview of the field of eHealth. This section of the course will familiarise professionals from both IT and non-IT backgrounds with the basic concepts of eHealth.


Module Timeline: Jun 05, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017



This module is an extension of Module 2 on 'Introduction to Technology'. It provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of ICT along with its integration in health care. Moreover, it helps participants learn about the significance of health care information - its storage, sharing, and retrieval in health information systems. One of the main focuses of this module is to explain various health care interoperability standards used in the health care industry.


Module Timeline: Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017



This module offers an overview of telemedicine. It explores potentials and opportunities in the field of telemedicine and provides insight on how to implement and set-up telemedicine services. The module highlights some of the best practices as well as challenges faced by telemedicine implementers and explicates the outcomes of telemedicine and its impact on people's lives. 


Module Timeline: Aug 7, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017




This module provides an in-depth understanding of mobile technologies in the field of health care. It describes the basic components of mobile health (mHealth), its application in health care systems, and the benefits, potentials and challenges of mHealth within health care organizations.


Module Timeline: Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017




This module provides an overview of eLearning in health care. It describes the benefits and challenges of adopting eLearning for the education of health care providers. Various aspects of eLearning are explored through a series of activities.  Participants are provided with the essential terminology and processes required to set-up an eLearning programme for their organisations. 


Module Timeline: Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
With exponential growth in medical knowledge, there is an inherent need to share health care information. This module gives participants an in-depth understanding of various Health Information Systems (HIS), while focusing on the applications, scope, potentials and challenges of HIS.


Module Timeline: Oct 30, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017
  
This module presents an overview of eHealth management. It focuses on project management and its processes that can be applied to eHealth projects. It determines the need to integrate eHealth into the health care service delivery system. This module provides knowledge and understanding about eHealth policy implications and gaps. It also highlights common challenges faced during eHealth implementation and proposes ways to address them. Lastly, it deals with quality and change management process that can be applied during eHealth adoption. 


Module Timeline: Nov 27, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
 


This module focuses on various aspects of monitoring and evaluation in eHealth. Opportunities to improve the quality of eHealth projects or programmes by enhancing systematic monitoring and evaluation systems are explored. 


Module Timeline: Jan 1, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018



This is the last module of the course. It elaborates upon the need, importance, and components of developing a proposal for eHealth service delivery projects. Since this module integrates learning from all the previous modules, it will enable participants to analyse various aspects of the core components of eHealth (mHealth, eLearning, telehealth, and health informatics). On the basis of this, participants will develop a service-based proposal for an eHealth project.


Module Timeline: Feb 5, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018