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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 30/10/2020 18:26:51

Title of Module: Solving eHealth challenges: IoT, AI and Ethic

Code: COMP10081 SCQF Level: 10
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 10 ECTS: 5
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Naeem  Ramzan

Summary of Module

This Module builds an advanced online interdisciplinary training program about eHealth sector for Higher Education Institutions involving academia, public health administration, SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs, and health business consultants. The variety of profiles of ATHIKA partners provides a complete perspective of the sector and enables the identification of urgent challenges in the health sector.

These entities will guide and coach students during the program and afterwards in a competition in which the students from different HEIs will collaborate in the development of novel technical and ethically-compliant solutions.

Within this course, students will work together in interdisciplinary teams with the main objective of solving a real eHealth challenge from a 360 degrees perspective. Being each university a specialist of their discipline (URL – Internet of Things, UWS – Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and UT – Governance & Ethics), the composition of the course is interdisciplinary itself.

This module embeds the key “I am UWS” graduate attributes and in particular: Academic Universal Analytical Work Ready Knowledgeable Digitally Literate Successful Autonomous Incisive Personal Work Ready Effective communicator Motivated Successful Creative Imaginative Professional Universal Socially responsible Work Ready Ambitious Successful Driven Transformational



  • In this first common part, they will learn how to define and address scenarios and challenges following the Framework developed by the ATHIKA project.

  • In the second unit, they are going to learn about the fundamentals on IoT, AI & ML and Governance & Ethics with the objective of seeing the big picture of the eHealth sector challenges.

  • In the third unit, they have to choose which itinerary they are going to study. The objective is to study deeply their discipline and apply it during the closure workshop.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Understand and use the Internet of Things devices and its applications.

L2. Understand and use machine learning/data analytics concepts and algorithms

L3. Understand and apply ethical concepts and theories relevant to Sustainable Development Goals and associated challenges

L4. Identify and analyse requirements and needs of challenges posed by companies in the eHealth sector and propose different solutions to these challenges, as would be done in real projects.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 10.

Understanding the needs and advancement of healthcare and role of eHealth within it.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 10.

Applied knowledge of data acquisition and processing techniques used within eHealth with understanding of ethical, policy and regulation related issues

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 10.

Analyse state-of-the-art presented in technical reports and scholarly articles.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 10.

Through individual report on advancement in eHealth, students will develop communication and writing skills to present scholarly and technical findings

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 10.

Students will be supported to gain independence in the learning activities through suggested reading material. Students will also be encouraged to work in groups during tutorial/lab sessions for finding solutions to assigned tasks;

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
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Co-requisitesModule Code:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
It is fully online module
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery15
Laboratory/Practical Demonstration/Workshop10
Asynchronous Class Activity8
Independent Study67
100 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

eHealth: Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges by Carlisle George

Ehealth - A Global Perspective Paperback by Alan R. Shark D. P. a. (Author), Sylviane Topporkoff (Author), Sylviane Toporkoff (Author)

eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change (Routledge Communication Series) by Seth M. Noar (Editor), Nancy Grant Harrington (Editor)

Telehealth and Mobile Health (E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook) by Halit Eren (Editor), John G. Webster (Editor)

Module resources – lectures, lab/tutorial sessions and further reading

Research articles

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardComputing
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelApplied Computing
ModeratorZeeshan Pervez
External Examiner
Accreditation DetailsBCS
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
- Assistance and participation Online course (20%) (LO1, LO2)
- Lab assessment of Units 1-3 (30%) (LO2, LO3)
- Workshop/Competition participation (50%) (LO3, LO4)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Class test (written)check markcheck mark  200

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Laboratory/ Clinical/ Field notebook check markcheck mark 300

Component 3
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Demonstrations/ Poster presentations/ Exhibitions  check markcheck mark500
Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
The University policies on equality and diversity will apply to this module.
In order for the student to complete this module the student will be required to view photographic image materials. Students whose vision and hearing is substantially impaired should be assessed and counselled prior to them selecting courses requiring this module.
When a student discloses a disability a special needs advisor will agree the appropriate adjustments to be made, consulting with the module coordinator if necessary.
Diversity in cultures, backgrounds, abilities, learning and cognitive styles and individual differences are valued and appreciated. The assessments have taken this into account.

(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the

UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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