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Introducing Telecare and Telehealth

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1.5 - 2.5 hours
towards your CPD

Telehealth is the delivery of health care related services and information via telecommunication technologies. It supports independent living by providing health care services from a distance (e-health).

There is an increasing need to lay the foundations for the rapid and widespread adoption of telecare and telehealth solutions across the UK. As a result, this module aims to not only provide an increased awareness of telecare and telehealth but also stimulate behavior changes across a wide range of target audiences.

Having completed this e-learning course, learners will have an increased understanding of telecare and telehealth. They will also have an increased awareness of how the adoption of telecare and telehealth will impact on the ways in which they work and what they can do to prepare for the changes it may be bring.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Have an introductory knowledge of the main opportunities to deliver and receive health and social care at a distance
  • Have a more focused understanding of how these initiatives may influence the ways in which you work
  • Understand the key drivers of the development and implementation of telecare and telehealth, including achieving more effective and higher quality care
  • Know where to source more detailed information

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:
  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction: Drivers for change
  • Impact of Technology
  • Improving the Delivery of Health and Social Care
  • Tele-what?
  • Challenges in Deploying Telecare and Telehealth
  • The Next Steps

Target Audience

This module is targeted at a wide range of individuals working within the health and social care sector. The information is also applicable to service users and to technology providers and installers.


With approximately 100 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1.5 - 2.5 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

The challenges kept my mind in gear. The videos were a new way of delivering information so it isn't just words.
22/03/2016 KL
Relating the information to the case study. It made the information more understandable and how it can be implemented into practice. Very informative, yet concise- making it a easy enjoyable read.
28/02/2016 RG
Fantastic resource. Loved the fact the small bite sized modules saved your progress as you went on and that you could to a break and carry on where you left off.
20/02/2016 LM
Very thorough and a great insight into technology designed for patient health and well-being by giving people more control. Very well presented!
11/02/2016 JH
I am a fan of the layout for the test in general, the choice of multiple answer allows me too see various other answers which may be confusing for some and gives a clear insight into the world of Telehealth and Telecare
30/10/2015 JH
Easy to use.
19/10/2015 JG
Useful content and relevant towards my role
15/10/2015 AH
It was easy to get around and provided good knowledge
KC 23/02/2015
I found the module very interesting and will enhance my skills around the subject
JC 19/02/2015
Comparison of technological advances and the benefits that have come from this
HJ 14/07/2014
Liked the use of the patients videos- hearing their opinion on their experience with telehealth
AD 29/01/2014
Use of graphics and videos to explain, enhanced and made learning easy
TS 23/12/2013
Very easy to use and informative
JD 14/10/2013
Module was very interesting
JR 09/10/2013
This was very easy to follow and to understand. Also very educational and informative
JS 15/08/2013

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1.5 - 2.5 hours.

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