The December 2015 ENJECT Training School, focusing on The Learning Health System, featured a series of lectures including:
- an Introduction to Connected Health by Professor Brian Caulfield, (Chair) ENJECT and UCD Connected Health;
- an overview of Connected Health Projects in the North of England by Professor John Ainsworth, University of Manchester, UK;
- Health Data Mining by Professor Tahar Kechadi, Insight Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland;
- The Learning Health System by Dr. Vasa Curcin, Kings College London, UK;
- Knowledge Modeling for Diagnostic Support by Mr Derek Corrigan, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland and
- Software Engineering for Connected Health by Dr. Noel Carroll, ARCH and University of Limerick, Ireland.
The Training School took place over three days at UCD and targeted students who are engaged in a PhD programme or in postdoctoral research in a health-related context. Students from other scientific disciplines were also invited to attend.
Individual and group exercises, as well as hands-on workshops with patients and patient representative organisations focusing on the challenge of problem identification, gave students practical experience in two key areas that are crucial to good Connected Health research- routine translation of data into knowledge (the Learning Health System) and methodological perspectives (working with patient populations).