Monday, September 10, 2007

PhD studentship in E-learning/Health Informatics

The University of the West of England, Bristol Centre for Learning and Workforce Research is currently advertsing a PhD studentship in E-learning/Health Informatics for UK/EU residents with a Masters degree or good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject for a three year full time Doctoral Studentship starting in January 2008.

The Studentship includes a tax exempt annual stipend of £12,600 rising in line with UK Research Councils and covers annual tuition fees.

Proposals should relate to one or more of the following areas:

- Use of e-portfolios/ evaluation of e-portfolios

- Online Communities of Practice supporting professional working

- Application of handheld/mobile technologies in health and social care practice/education

- Technology based learning across further, higher education and health and social care boundaries

- Measuring attitudes of health and social care staff to the use of IT

- Evaluating practice change resultant from of the use of electronically available health information

- Impact of technology on management/ education in the health and social care arena

- Use of Web 2.0 technologies in health and social care education

Closing date for application is 01 October 2007

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Interesting PhD Studentship

An interesting PhD studentship about "The expert patient: how the public make use of the Internet and electronic information sources in making choices about their health and treatment regimes" has just been made available by Bournemouth University.

Application forms etc are available from the universities Institute of Health and Community Studies and further information is available from: Dr Carol Bond Senior Lecturer, Health Informatics.

This looks very interesting and if I wasn't already doing my DPhil & could afford to pay the mortgage from the 3 year bursary of £12,900 p/a + fees, I would consider applying for it myself.

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