SENG 22632


Status : Elective Pre-requisite : SENG 21533, SENG 21553 Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the structure of a personal health record
  • Identify client, healthcare organization and shared care in telecare
  • Describe characteristics and functionalities of telemedicine and mHealth
  • Identify core concepts in consumer health informatics
  • Identify the role of biometrics in telemedicine and mHealth
  • Design and develop telemedicine, mobile, smart card based and ubiquitous computing solutions for the health domain
  • Use medical data exchange and messaging standards appropriately
  • Appraise ethical and security issues related to telecare and mHealth.

Core concepts and applications of Telemedicine, mHealth and Consumer Health Informatics; Use of biometrics and smart cards in health care; ICT for ambulatory and home care; Ubiquitous computing in health care; Human-Computer interaction and its application in health; Sensor-enhanced information systems and RFID.

Patient information systems and personal health records (PHR); Standards and interoperabilityData exchange and messaging standards -HL7, CAP, DICOM, Interoperability and health information exchange in telecare; Ethics and information security in telecare and mHealth- Patient rights, consent and patient safety; Confidentiality and impact of breaches; Privacy and HIPAA regulations.

Lectures, case discussions, industry/field visits.

End of course unit examination, case study presentations and group assignments.

  1. Shortliffe, EH andCimino, JJ (2006).Biomedical Informatics, Computer Applications in Health Care and Medicine. Springer
  2. Lewis, D and Eysenbach,G (2005).Consumer Health Informatics: Informing Consumers and Improving Health Care. Springer
  3. Fong, B, Fong, A C M and Li, C K (2010).Telemedicine Technologies: Information Technologies in Medicine and Telehealth. Wiley
  4. Istepanian, R, Laxminarayan, S and Pattichis, C S (2010). M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems. Springer.