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Health Informatics (Distance Learning)

Information School, Faculty of Social Sciences

This CILIP-accredited course is aimed at healthcare professionals who want to improve services in their sector by getting more out of information and communication technologies.
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Course description

Health Informatics is one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare. In its simplest form, health informatics is about getting the information to the right person at the right time.

This CILIP-accredited course is aimed at health care professionals who want to improve services in their sector by getting more out of information and communication technologies. It’s taught online so you can fit it around your work.

Alongside the more specialised knowledge, you’ll acquire valuable transferable skills such as presentation and report writing. We can also help you develop leadership and management capabilities.

First year students take part in an online induction before the course starts. The rest of the course uses specialised software to deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials online, in real time. In the final year, you’ll complete a research dissertation, supervised by an academic.

This course is not recruiting for 2019.

This course is accredited by CILIP

Modules

Core modules

  • Analysis of Health Information
  • Evidence-based Practice and Health Care Information
  • The Internet, Web and E-Health
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information Systems in Health
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Public Health Informatics
  • Leadership, Strategy and Change
  • Information Governance and Ethics

Teaching

You'll be taught through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory classes
  • Group work
  • Online discussion
  • Case studies
  • Lectures by visiting speakers

Assessment

You’ll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Small projects
  • In-class tests
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Group work
  • Research-based dissertation

Duration

  • 2 years part-time by distance learning
  • 3 years part-time by distance learning

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are flexible. You’ll need a combination of an honours degree in a science, technology, medical or health subject, experience in using computer systems, and work experience in the health sector.

If you don’t have a degree but you have a lot of relevant work experience, you could apply to take the certificate or the diploma. If you make good progress, you could go on to the full MSc.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Entry requirements for international students

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This course is not recruiting for 2019.

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.