Centre for Rural Health

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Study Resources

This course is student-centred, focussing is on developing your knowledge and skills. Critical thinking as an important element of this development. Our lecturers want you to voice your own opinions and argue your own point of view. We value reflection and originality. Simply reproducing the views or approaches of scholars or teachers is not encouraged and may even be regarded as plagiarism. We expect you to use the work of others to build your own understanding, while using their work to support your arguments. These resources are intended to assist you to develop your ability to voice your own opinions and argue your own point of view in your written work. They include general information and advice, textbooks that are used in the e-health (health informatics) program, and information about how to approach the assignment tasks and other activities in your course.

Textbooks used in Course

  • Whetton, S., (2005): Health Informatics: a socio-technical perspective, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Neuman, W. L. (2010). Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (7th Edition) Pearson
  • Grain, S. and Proctor, P., (2009): Using Health Data: Applying technology to work smarter. Churchill Livingstone, Australia (Recommended)
  • Coiera, E, (2003) Guide to Health Informatics, Arnold, London,
  • Hovenga, E., Kidd, M., Garde, S., Hullin, C., Cossio, L., (eds) (2010) Health informatics: an overview. IOS Press

Organising, Writing and Presenting your Work

Getting Ready

Types of Assignments

Throughout this course, you will be asked to present work in a variety of formats. This section of the resources material provides information about:

Writing Your Assignments

Additional Resources

University of Tasmania Student Learning Resources