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Telemedicine

Code 13431
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery face-to-face
Learning outcomes Understand and employ the concepts and techniques associated with telemedicine.

At the end of the curricular unit the student should be able to:
- Understand the principles underlying the telemedicine systems
- Know how to operate the equipment
- Evaluate the advantages and limitations of telemedicine systems
- Follow technological development
- Suggest new ideas and features to existing systems
- Make demonstrations of the systems with regard to different types of users
- Demonstrate critical spirit and ethical responsibility
- Ability to dialogue with manufacturers
- Specify, analyze and select among the various proposals of the market
Syllabus Theoretical classes
1. Concepts and definitions
2. Usage situations and limitations
3. Telemedicine models
4. Historical evolution
5. Technologies
6. Advantages and disadvantages
7. Cost-benefit analysis
8. Opportunities still open
9. Case studies: local (UBI), regional, national, international
10. Examples of solutions: systems and suppliers.

Practical classes
Realization and presentation of practical research work. Analysis and testing of equipment used in telemedicine.
Main Bibliography [1] Telemedicine, Telehealth and Telepresence - Principles, Strategies, Applications, and New Directions, Rifat Latifi, Charles R. Doarn, Ronald C. Merrell Editors, Springer, 2021
[2] FUNDAMENTALS OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELEHEALTH, Edited by Shashi Gogia, Elsevier 2020
[3] Telemedicine Technologies- Information Technologies in Medicine and Digital Health, Bernard Fong, A.C.M. Fong and C.K. Li, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2020
[4] Pereira D., Nascimento J., Gomes R. “Sistemas de Informação na Saúde”, Edições Sílabo,2011
[5] Norris, C. A. “Essentials of Telemedicine and Telecare”, Wiley, 2002.
[6] Diversos locais da Internet
[7]Artigos e e-books disponibilizados na página da disciplina
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-07-06

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