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An Introduction to Telemedicine

Course Overview

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

This course is free of charge to those working within NHS Organisations, GPs and nursing/care homes in England. To register please click here

The aim of this short online course is to raise awareness of the availability and potential uses of telemedicine in clinical settings and to promote the proliferation of practical uses of telemedicine as a clinical and training/supervision tool.

On completion of this course you will have:

  • An appreciation of how telemedicine can contribute to the challenges of the NHS
  • A clear understanding of what telemedicine is
  • Knowledge of the history of telemedicine in the context of the evolution of relevant technologies
  • An understanding of the factors which must be considered when planning the implementation of telemedicine including the security, functionality, governance and pathway issues
  • An insight from a selection of case studies about how telemedicine has been used effectively

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction to telemedicine
  • Development of telemedicine
  • Implementing telemedicine
  • Hints and tips for undertaking a telemedicine consultation
  • Summary

Target Audience

This course is suitable for a range of medical professionals from junior doctors to senior nurses, consultants and trainers.


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 and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download 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

What our customers have said

Very easy to use and understand, ability to go at own pace and make notes
CP 27/01/2015
ease of use ability to make notes and download additional information
CH 06/01/2015
Easy to use good case studies very good understanding of security systems used in telemedicine
MM 26/06/2014

Cost and Discounts

This course is free of charge to those working within NHS Organisations, GPs and nursing/care homes in England. To register please click here
For those who don't qualify for free access the cost is

£30 +VAT

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone us on 01943 885086.

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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