Development of Knowledge Profiles for International eHealth eLearning Courses

Professionals working in the multidisciplinary field of eHealth vary in their educational background. However, knowledge in the areas of medicine, engineering and management is required to fulfil the tasks associated with eHealth sufficiently. Based on the results of an analysis of national and international educational offers a survey gathering user requirements for the development of knowledge profiles in eHealth was conducted (n=75) by professionals and students. During a workshop the first results were presented and discussed together with the network partners and the attendees. The resulting knowledge profiles contain knowledge areas of all three thematic content categories including fundamentals of medical terminology, standards and interoperability and usability as well as basics of all three content categories. The knowledge profiles are currently applied in a master’s degree programme at the UAS Technikum Wien and will be developed further.

Herzog J, Sauermann S, Mense A, Forjan M, Urbauer P. Development of knowledge profiles for international eHealth eLearning courses. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2015;210:556-60.

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