An Interdisciplinary 4th Level Education Model: Connected Health

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Title: An Interdisciplinary 4th Level Education Model: Connected Health
Authors: Mountford, Nicola
Kessie, Threase
Watts, Gemma
Cusack, Tara
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8517
Date: 23-Jun-2017
Abstract: This paper responds to the need for interdisciplinary approaches to fourth level education that better reflect the complexity of the world in which we work and conduct research. We discuss this need in technology-enabled healthcare, Connected Health. We propose a model for fourth level interdisciplinary education and discuss its trial application in two European structured PhD programmes in the Connected Health research arena. We suggest broader learning objectives for the emerging fourth level graduate, methods of incorporating multiple disciplinary inputs and perspectives into deep disciplinary PhD training, intersectoral approaches to ensure employability and impact, and innovative training methods and structures to facilitate interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning. We give some examples of innovative training modules used within the pilot programmes. Finally we discuss six core elements of a truly interdisciplinary programme at fourth level – exposure to different environments, joint supervision, a genuine role for the non academic sector, career development training and planning, the development of a sustainable training network beyond the life of the programme, and data openness.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Fourth level;Interdisciplinary;Intersectoral;Models;Innovative methods;Connected health
DOI: 10.4995/HEAD17.2017.6713
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd' 17), Valencia, Spain, 21-23 June 2017
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Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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